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Security update for Samba (package samba)


(Last modified: 18MAR2003)

solutions Security update for Samba (package samba) SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (285f090d92ca61da35ead9977cfe9f0e)

Applies to

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

Package: samba
Release: 20030318
Obsoletes: none


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



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.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.
Remember to update the package samba-classic as described in acticle "Security update for Samba (package samba-classic)" ( or samba-ldap as described in article "Security update for Samba (package samba-ldap)" ( (depending on your setup) as well.

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.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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