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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
[DLA 1607-1] samba security update
17 December 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2018-16851 CVE-2018-14629
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Package : samba
Version : 2:4.2.14+dfsg-0+deb8u11
CVE ID : CVE-2018-14629 CVE-2018-16851
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:
Florian Stuelpner discovered that Samba is vulnerable to
infinite query recursion caused by CNAME loops, resulting in
denial of service.
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
We recommend that you upgrade your samba packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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