Samba DoS (SSA:2006-195-01)
Posted on: 07/15/2006 08:58 PM

New Samba packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current to fix a security related (but in my own and also the Samba's team member who made their WHATSNEW.txt entry, "minor") denial of service issue.

More details about this issue may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to samba-3.0.23.
This fixes a minor memory exhaustion DoS in smbd.
The CVE entry for this issue may be found here:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

HINT: Getting slow download speeds from
Give a try. This is another primary FTP site
for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.0 package:
bbe8f1335a0910ed5cd86aec39eda5a0 samba-3.0.23-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
dfcc3ab0969556d0d99f9eb8a01c8604 samba-3.0.23-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
05d92f6414aee1d335a91fb44f3113dc samba-3.0.23-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
024dc7b378815828dd6558d6923a677f samba-3.0.23-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the packages as root:
# upgradepkg samba-3.0.23-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz


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