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Security update for Samba (package smbclnt)

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(Last modified: 18MAR2003)


solutions Security update for Samba (package smbclnt) SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (6d415be64a25482013c4fddca478afc1)

Applies to

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

Package: smbclnt
Release: 20030318
Obsoletes: none

Indications

This patch should be applied to all systems with the package smbclnt installed.

Contraindications

None.

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.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.
Remember to update the package samba-classic-client as described in article "Security update for Samba (package samba-classic-client)" (http://sdb.suse.de/en/psdb/html/46dc93ad0462f001ebf962cd39d7acff.html) or samba-ldap-client as described in article "Security update for Samba (package samba-ldap-client)" (http://sdb.suse.de/en/psdb/html/ba479f2521002cccaef5372f96066b87.html) (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 -Fhv smbclnt.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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