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A samba security update has been released for Slackware Linux 15.0 and current.

samba (SSA:2023-284-03)

samba (SSA:2023-284-03)

New samba packages are available for Slackware 15.0 and -current to
fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 15.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/samba-4.18.8-i586-1_slack15.0.txz: Upgraded.
This is a security release in order to address the following defects:
Unsanitized pipe names allow SMB clients to connect as root to existing
unix domain sockets on the file system.
SMB client can truncate files to 0 bytes by opening files with OVERWRITE
disposition when using the acl_xattr Samba VFS module with the smb.conf
setting "acl_xattr:ignore system acls = yes"
An RODC and a user with the GET_CHANGES right can view all attributes,
including secrets and passwords. Additionally, the access check fails
open on error conditions.
Calls to the rpcecho server on the AD DC can request that the server block
for a user-defined amount of time, denying service.
Samba can be made to start multiple incompatible RPC listeners, disrupting
service on the AD DC.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

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

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Updated package for Slackware 15.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 15.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 15.0 package:
7a7344afe9d59b27b908c8a927cfa9ae samba-4.18.8-i586-1_slack15.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 15.0 package:
c723758c3f69631631b40117ba48752d samba-4.18.8-x86_64-1_slack15.0.txz

Slackware -current package:
a9467bac9d8ca0fe92ad92b80b8d406a n/samba-4.19.1-i586-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
1b038aa7dce7800f0ae8ea4026bec019 n/samba-4.19.1-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg samba-4.18.8-i586-1_slack15.0.txz

Then, if Samba is running restart it:

# /etc/rc.d/rc.samba restart


Slackware Linux Security Team