Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : samba vulnerability (USN-1966-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70116
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJeremy Allison discovered that Samba incorrectly handled certain extended attribute lists. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause Samba to hang, resulting in a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected samba package.