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Security update for Samba

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(Last modified: 06DEC2007)


solutions Security update for Samba SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (62b9c0440dd934e47058664687d5b084)

Applies to

Package: cifs-mount
ldapsmb
libmsrpc
libmsrpc-devel
libsmbclient
libsmbclient-devel
libsmbsharemodes
libsmbsharemodes-devel
samba
samba-client
samba-doc
samba-krb-printing
samba-pdb
samba-python
samba-utils
samba-vscan
samba-winbind
samba-wrepl
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM POWER
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for x86
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IPF
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for X86-64
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IPF
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM POWER
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
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
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
Patch: patch-12002Zypp-Patch-Number: 4780
Release: 20071206
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone using samba should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update of Samba fixes a buffer overflow in function send_mailslot() that allows to overwrite the stack with zero-bytes. (CVE-2007-6015)

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 -Fhv cifs-mount.rpm ldapsmb.rpm libmsrpc.rpm libmsrpc-devel.rpm libsmbclient.rpm libsmbclient-devel.rpm libsmbsharemodes.rpm libsmbsharemodes-devel.rpm samba.rpm samba-client.rpm samba-doc.rpm samba-krb-printing.rpm samba-pdb.rpm samba-python.rpm samba-utils.rpm samba-vscan.rpm samba-winbind.rpm samba-wrepl.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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