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Security update for novell-ncp


(Last modified: 13SEP2006)

solutions Security update for novell-ncp SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (497119202335ac4d89324e8bf57510f1)

Applies to

Package: novell-ncp
Product(s): Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11208
Release: 20060913
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using novell-ncp should install this update.




This patch fixes a buffer overflow with large TCP packet and also in packet traces (CVE-2006-4177).
It also contains the following fixes:
  • Subdirectory deletion error (bug 194482)
  • File deletion error (bug 193770)
  • Deadlock detection / correction
  • Support for NCP 23:243
  • Support for volumes with $ in the name for ZEN
  • Fix for buffer overflow error with large tcp packets (bug 195508)
  • Fix for buffer overflow error in packet traces (bug 197711)
  • Optional sync trustees from NCP to NSS on volume mount
  • Incorrect error code on write with User Space Restrictions (bug 198336)
  • Switch from _ADMIN to xattr call for volume statistics (bug 196826)
  • Added volume full broadcast alerts.
  • Fixed NCP 21:12 change connection broadcast settings (bug 201283)
  • Fixed an error in a trustee database parsing error message.
  • Added volume gone broadcast alert.
  • Fix for Novell Storage Manager alloc dir handle problem.
  • Fix for disappearing trustees when invalid DN with [Public]
  • Fix for disappearing trustees when can't map the DN to an ID (not -601)
  • Fix for concurrent searches on different volumes error (bug 202536)
  • Fix for "Invalid Signal -1" error undoes Deletor ID fix.

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 novell-ncp.rpm novell-ncpserv.rpm

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