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Security update for Samba


(Last modified: 13NOV2007)

solutions Security update for Samba SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (4aacd60f39d38eea0965ae4a284e6214)

Applies to

Package: samba
Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
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 Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-11994
Release: 20071113
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using Samba should install this update.




This update fixes two buffer overflows in nmbd (CVE-2007-4572, CVE-2007-5398). Remote attackers could potentially exploit these to execute arbitrary code.
The updated packages additionally contain fixes for numerous other defects. Please refer to the changelogs of the packages for details.


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 samba-client.rpm samba-vscan.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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