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Security update for Samba (package samba-client)


(Last modified: 18MAR2003)

solutions Security update for Samba (package samba-client) SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (47921afc46400c5c364d23e38a052f1e)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF

Package: samba-client
Release: 20030318
Obsoletes: none


This patch should be applied to all systems with the package samba-client installed.



Problem description

After a review by the SuSE Security Team the Samba Team reviewed the client implementation as well and discovered various bugs. This update fixes those 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.

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-client.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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