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Security update for samba

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(Last modified: 07APR2003)


solutions Security update for samba SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (3955ac6da8cea543c633c60be38a9bb1)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Database Server
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390
SuSE eMail Server II

Package: samba
Release: 20030407
Obsoletes: none

Indications

All systems using Samba file and print services should install this
update.

Problem description

A new flaw has been discovered in the samba SMB protocol implementation, known as call_trans2open()-bug.
The flaw is a stack overflow and may allow a remote attacker to gain root access to a system running a samba server.
It is recommended to immediately install the update package as provided.

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 -Fvh samba.rpm
After applying the update, the samba server must be restarted using the following command:
rcsmb try-restart

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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