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Security update for Samba

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(Last modified: 14MAY2007)


solutions Security update for Samba SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (b0c38ea30f68ca356b1547de9b102804)

Applies to

Package: samba
samba-client
samba-vscan
Product(s): SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
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
Patch: patch-11520
Release: 20070514
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Everyone should update.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

Specially crafted MS-RPC packets could overwrite heap memory and therfore could potentially be exploited to execute code (CVE-2007-2446).
Authenticated users could leverage specially crafted MS-RPC packets to pass arguments unfiltered to /bin/sh (CVE-2007-2447).

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 -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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