Samba 2.0.23 repackaged (SSA:2006-200-01)
Posted on: 07/19/2006 05:19 PM

New Samba packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and -current.

In Slackware 10.0, 10.1, and 10.2, Samba was evidently picking up the library causing a Samba package issued primarily as a security patch to suddenly require a library that would only be present on the machine if the xfsprogs package (from the A series but marked "optional") was installed. Sorry -- this was not intentional, though I do know that I'm taking the chance of this kind of issue when trying to get security related problems fixed quickly (hopefully balanced with reasonable testing), and when the fix is achieved by upgrading to a new version rather than with the smallest patch possible to fix the known issue. However, I tend to trust that by following upstream sources as much as possible I'm also fixing some problems that aren't yet public.

So, all of the the 10.0, 10.1, and 10.2 packages have been rebuilt on systems without the dm library, and should be able to directly upgrade older samba packages without additional requirements. Well, unless they are also under /patches. ;-)

All the packages (including -current) have been patched with a fix from Samba's CVS for some reported problems with winbind. Thanks to Mikhail Kshevetskiy for pointing me to the patch.

I realize these packages don't really fix security issues, but they do fix security patch packages that are less than a couple of days old, so it seems prudent to notify slackware-security (and any subscribed lists) again. Sorry if it's noise...

Here are the details from the Slackware 10.2 ChangeLog:
Patched a problem in nsswitch/wins.c that caused crashes in the wins
and/or winbind libraries.
Thanks to Mikhail Kshevetskiy for pointing out the issue and offering
a reference to the patch in Samba's source repository.
Also, this version of Samba evidently created a new dependency on
(found in the xfsprogs package in non -current Slackware versions). This
additional dependency was not intentional, and has been corrected.

Where to find the new packages:

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

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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 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.0 package:
4a53b6421b029956fe6081d0d1f03bf2 samba-3.0.23-i486-2_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
9efc46b3843a478d834b349cc0d3e61f samba-3.0.23-i486-2_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
196783e4e3a6e11afcd015df51a18c34 samba-3.0.23-i486-2_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
dcbbfa07f7f4e38d47298af671157c40 samba-3.0.23-i486-2.tgz

Installation instructions:

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

Restart the Samba services:
# sh /etc/rc.d/rc.samba restart


Slackware Linux Security Team

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