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Security update for Samba (package samba-ldap)

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(Last modified: 18MAR2003)


solutions Security update for Samba (package samba-ldap) SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (105d6d20f33108cfb380c9edbb4852a0)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Office Server

Package: samba-ldap
Release: 20030318
Obsoletes: none

Indications

This patch should be applied to all systems with the Samba file and print services installed.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The SuSE Security Team performed a security audit of parts of the Samba package and discovered various bugs. Among these bugs an exploitable buffer overflow in the packet fragment re-assembly code has been found. It can be used by a remote attacker to gain root privileges. This strongly recommended update fixes these problems.
Samba would also handle long passwords incorrectly, resulting in a buffer overflow. For this reason this version also restricts the password length to a maximum of 128 characters.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fhv samba-ldap.rpm
After successfully performing the update, the Samba server processes must be restarted for the changes to become effective. Use the following command as user 'root' to restart the running instances of the Samba server:
rcsmb restart

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