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Security update for samba


(Last modified: 07APR2003)

solutions Security update for samba SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (3c9b83a2cbe0be93ca783bec93dac096)

Applies to

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

Package: samba
Release: 20030407
Obsoletes: none


All systems using Samba file and print services should install this

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.
This package includes the files common to the samba-classic and -ldap version. You have also to install either samba-classic or samba-ldap.


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 -Fvh samba.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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