samba (SSA:2008-333-01)
Posted on: 11/29/2008 04:51 PM

New samba packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, and -current to fix a possible security vulnerability involving the reading of uninitialized memory.

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-3.0.33.
This package fixes an important barrier against rogue clients reading from
uninitialized memory (though no proof-of-concept is known to exist).
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 12.1:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.0 package:
a90a8fd813146cb6bb58d520adaacecb samba-3.0.33-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
122db4c6b6130153241d77a5ead9d30c samba-3.0.33-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
a389443adc7527b28ca73a3314a30fb4 samba-3.0.33-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
2cb3d95561155b33977f7a9e6cfd73e6 samba-3.0.33-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
e686f28eee66cc709d829605c607abe4 samba-3.0.33-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
2093828315cb481b6da985cb8520a383 samba-3.0.33-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware -current package:
5eab5ecb3e61ea4fa4e51c16a1c227ad samba-3.2.5-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg samba-3.0.33-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz

Then, restart the samba server:
sh /etc/rc.d/rc.samba restart


Slackware Linux Security Team

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