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Security update for samba

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(Last modified: 12NOV2004)


solutions Security update for samba SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (f3fc34278c281e2c79bce793e847b018)

Applies to

Package: samba
Product(s): Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86

Release: 20041112
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Install this update if you use Samba as a file server.

Problem description

A remote attacker could cause and smbd process to consume abnormal amounts of
system resources due to an input validation error when matching filenames
containing wildcard characters. (CVE id CAN-2004-0930)
With this version we've also fixed the roundup problem (returning 1mb roundup)
for non-Windows clients.
You find a detailed overview about all Samba Security Releases at:
http://www.Samba.org/samba/history/security.html
The Samba Team provides also a general "Server Security" documentation at:
http://www.Samba.org/samba/docs/server_security.html

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 samba.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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