Mandrake Linux Advisory: samba
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Mandrake Linux Update Advisory
Package name: samba
Advisory ID: MDKA-2002:017
Date: November 4th, 2002
Affected versions: 9.0
A number of bugs present in samba versions prior to 2.2.6 were fixed.
2.2.6 is considered to be the final version of the 2.2.X series. We
strongly suggest all users to upgrade to this version.
Fixed bugs include:
- 2.2.6 final release (9.0 shipping pre-release fix).
- Fix documentation and smb.conf man page.
- Fix for smbumount hanging when unmounting a dead share.
- Fix for Windows XP sp1 roaming profiles not working properly.
- Fix pdf generator script.
- Fix problem with smbclient listing shares on win9x servers.
- Fix problem with samba leaking file descriptors when kernel change
notify is turned on.
For a more detailed list, feel free to check out samba.org changelog
for 2.2.6 at http://www.samba.org
All of these bugs were fixed in samba 2.2.6; the packages provided have
these fixes applied.
Mandrake Linux 9.0:
Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):
To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate. The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.
If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm". A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:
Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package. You can do this with the command:
rpm --checksig <filename>
All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security. You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:
Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:
MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to. Information on these lists can be obtained by
If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact
Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team