A remote code execution in nmbd (the NetBIOS name services daemon) has been found in Samba versions 4.0.0 to 4.1.10. ( assgined CVE-2014-3560) and a patch has been release by the team at samba.org.

Here's the details from http://www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2014-3560

All current versions of Samba 4.x.x are vulnerable to a remote code execution vulnerability in the nmbd NetBIOS name services daemon.

A malicious browser can send packets that may overwrite the heap ofthe target nmbd NetBIOS name services daemon. It may be possible to use this to generate a remote code execution vulnerability as the superuser (root).
Patch Availability

A patch addressing this defect has been posted to


Additionally, Samba 4.1.11 and 4.0.21 have been issued as security releases to correct the defect. Patches against older Samba versions are available at http://samba.org/samba/patches/. Samba vendors and administrators running affected versions are advised to upgrade or apply the patch as soon as possible.


Do not run nmbd, the NetBIOS name services daemon.


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