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Security update for Samba

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(Last modified: 13JUL2006)


solutions Security update for Samba SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (c6fc729a4d59d3990295d101f02dd6df)

Applies to

Package: samba
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
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-11099
Release: 20060713
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Beside the security issue install the Samba update if you'd like to rename
workstations, if you have trouble while using eDirectory to store Samba
attributes, or if you mentioned a performance degradation while accessing
files.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This update fixes several issues in the Samba smbd daemon:
  • Fix memory exhaustion DoS; CVE-2006-3403; [#190468].
  • Change log level of debug message to avaoid flodded nmbd log; [#157623].
  • Honour 'sn' attribute for eDir; [#176799].
  • Remove SO_SNDBUF and SO_RCVBUF from socket options example; [#165723].
  • Return domain name in samrquerydominfo 5; [#172756].
  • Don't assume account objectclass for eDir; [#160169].
  • Fix LDAP replication sleep handling for search requests; [#118378].
  • Don't ever set O_SYNC on open unless "strict sync = yes"; [#165431].
  • Send correct workstation name to prevent NT_STATUS_INVALID_WORKSTATION beeing returned in samlogon; [#148645], [#161051].
  • Create the precompiled headers with exactly the same flags as the binaries.
  • Allow to rename machine accounts. Fixed crash against eDirectory, [#140877].
  • Return NT_STATUS_ACCOUNT_DISABLED if eDirectory returns LDAP_UNWILLING_TO_PERFORM; [#138491].

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 -Uvh samba.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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