samba (SSA:2008-149-01)
Posted on: 05/29/2008 09:31 AM

New samba packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, and -current to fix a security issue:

"Specifically crafted SMB responses can result in a heap overflow in the Samba client code. Because the server process, smbd, can itself act as a client during operations such as printer notification and domain authentication, this issue affects both Samba client and server installations."

This flaw affects Samba versions from 3.0.0 through 3.0.29.

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

Here are the details from the Slackware 12.1 ChangeLog:
Upgraded to samba-3.0.30.
This is a security release in order to address CVE-2008-1105 ("Boundary
failure when parsing SMB responses can result in a buffer overrun").
For more information on the security issue, 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 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.0 package:
2af7aaf16a310355e18b62e3cca532ab samba-3.0.30-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
eaa84d1a5246cc8e10d3bd80de60df82 samba-3.0.30-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
f20bbc463452f867edb58adb346168f3 samba-3.0.30-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
6f547d788b0e3459bae593c5d7a31160 samba-3.0.30-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
69d751c4affb27fd93ea80aab094417a samba-3.0.30-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
45721736e34bc9a18018c492817fddf7 samba-3.0.30-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
9baa5b1893735a9335b3371a84b0545f samba-3.0.30-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg samba-3.0.30-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

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


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