samba (SSA:2007-344-01)
Posted on: 12/11/2007 09:57 AM

New samba packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, and -current to fix a security issue. A boundary failure in GETDC mailslot processing can result in a buffer overrun leading to possible code execution.

More details about the issue will become available in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.0 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to samba-3.0.28.
Samba 3.0.28 is a security release in order to address a boundary failure
in GETDC mailslot processing that can result in a buffer overrun leading
to possible code execution.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

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Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:

Updated package for Slackware 10.2:

Updated package for Slackware 11.0:

Updated package for Slackware 12.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.0 package:
053df9ad7a4a1093312eb5a9694b608f samba-3.0.28-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
8e71fbc64008d9a55a808207e34d0613 samba-3.0.28-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
c7a213d933e30ac464379498a1001c73 samba-3.0.28-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
e45fdf510d27d8fae340cdf5a3c958e5 samba-3.0.28-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
16e70341053c75cc60868d13f5207abd samba-3.0.28-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware -current package:
6ef212b0e1c058fd968c0252af63413f samba-3.0.28-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg samba-3.0.28-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Then, restart Samba:
# /etc/rc.d/rc.samba restart


Slackware Linux Security Team

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