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Security update for samba


(Last modified: 07APR2003)

solutions Security update for samba SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (727fa1506b3debe49829772807f466fa)

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
Release: 20030407
Obsoletes: none


All systems using Samba file and print services should install this

Problem description

A new flaw has been discovered in the samba SMB protocol implementation, known as call_trans2open()-bug.
The flaw is a stack overflow and may allow a remote attacker to gain root access to a system running a samba server.
It is recommended to immediately install the update package as provided.


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 -Uvh samba.rpm
After applying the update, the samba server must be restarted for the changed package to become effective. Please restart the samba server using the following command
rcsmb try-restart

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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