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Security update for samba

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(Last modified: 23JUL2004)


solutions Security update for samba SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (feb4dfd2e0ba57fdfe3843911180e9c6)

Applies to

Product(s): SUSE LINUX Retail Solution 8
SuSE Linux School Server for i386
SuSE Linux Standard Server 8
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
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
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4

Package: samba
samba-client
samba-vscan
Release: 20040723
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Install this update if you use 'mangling method = hash' in smb.conf

Problem description

A buffer overrun has been located in the code used to support the 'mangling
method = hash' smb.conf option. Please be aware that the default setting for
this parameter is 'mangling method = hash2' and therefore not vulnerable.
CVE assigned CAN-2004-0686 to this problem.

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 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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