Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1374-1
February 24, 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
Samba could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially
crafted network traffic.
- samba: SMB/CIFS file, print, and login server for Unix
Andy Davis discovered that Samba incorrectly handled certain AndX offsets.
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted request to the server and
cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.