Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : samba vulnerability (USN-2481-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 80944
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionAndrew Bartlett discovered that Samba incorrectly handled delegation of authority when being used as an Active Directory Domain Controller.
An attacker given delegation privileges could use this issue to escalate their privileges further.
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SolutionUpdate the affected samba package.