Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : samba vulnerability (USN-1802-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65994
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Samba incorrectly handled CIFS share attributes when SMB2 was used. A remote authenticated user could possibly gain write access to certain shares, bypassing the intended permissions.
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SolutionUpdate the affected samba package.