Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1607-1 samba -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
15 Dec 2018
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-14629, CVE-2018-16851.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in Samba, a SMB/CIFS file, print, and login server for Unix. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following issues:

  • CVE-2018-14629

    Florian Stuelpner discovered that Samba is vulnerable to infinite query recursion caused by CNAME loops, resulting in denial of service.

  • CVE-2018-16851

    Garming Sam of the Samba Team and Catalyst discovered a NULL pointer dereference vulnerability in the Samba AD DC LDAP server allowing a user able to read more than 256MB of LDAP entries to crash the Samba AD DC's LDAP server.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 2:4.2.14+dfsg-0+deb8u11.

We recommend that you upgrade your samba packages.

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