Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 : samba vulnerability (USN-1423-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 58743
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionBrian Gorenc discovered that Samba incorrectly calculated array bounds when handling remote procedure calls (RPC) over the network. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code as the root user. (CVE-2012-1182).
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SolutionUpdate the affected samba package.