Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 : samba vulnerability (USN-2508-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 81483
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionRichard van Eeden discovered that the Samba smbd file services incorrectly handled memory. A remote attacker could use this issue to possibly execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected samba package.