samba (SSA:2007-038-01)
Posted on: 02/08/2007 10:01 AM

New samba packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, and 11.0 to fix a denial-of-service security issue.

More details about the issues fixed in Samba 3.0.24 may be found in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:

Here are the details from the Slackware 11.0 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to samba-3.0.24. From the WHATSNEW.txt file:
"Important issues addressed in 3.0.24 include:
o Fixes for the following security advisories:
- CVE-2007-0452 (Potential Denial of Service bug in smbd)
- CVE-2007-0453 (Buffer overrun in NSS host lookup Winbind
NSS library on Solaris)
- CVE-2007-0454 (Format string bug in VFS plugin)"
Samba is Slackware is vulnerable to the first issue, which can cause smbd
to enter into an infinite loop, disrupting Samba services. Linux is not
vulnerable to the second issue, and Slackware does not ship the
VFS plugin (but it's something to be aware of if you build Samba with
custom options).
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

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! :-)

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 11.0:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.0 package:
e845effc7048393b56069a09350eda68 samba-3.0.24-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
907e0f0351a362381afd9dd627970e11 samba-3.0.24-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
3b72e21a7e43ea9726e0147560b5f077 samba-3.0.24-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
c17312f0537f36098f23351366b10a09 samba-3.0.24-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg samba-3.0.24-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Restart Samba:
sh /etc/rc.d/rc.samba restart


Slackware Linux Security Team

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