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Debian Security Advisory: New version of libpam-smb released

Sep 12, 2000, 05:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Stone)

Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 22:30:28 -0500
From: Michael Stone mstone@master.debian.org
To: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: [SECURITY] New version of libpam-smb released

Debian Security Advisory                                        security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                           Michael Stone 
September 11, 2000

Package: libpam-smb
Vulnerability: remote root exploit
Debian-specific: no
libpam-smb contains a buffer overflow that can be used to execute arbitrary commands with root privilege. libpam-smb was not shipped with Debian 2.1 (slink), but was included in Debian 2.2 (potato).

A fixed version of libpam-smb is available in version 1.1.6-1 for Debian 2.2 (potato). We recommend upgrading your libpam-smb immediately.

wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.
You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the footer to the proper configuration.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.1 alias slink

Debian 2.1 did not include libpam-smb.

Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 alias potato

Potato was released for the alpha, arm, i386, m68k, powerpc and sparc architectures. At this moment packages for m68k are not yet available. As soon as they are ready we will put them online and list them on the security pages at

Source archives:
MD5 checksum: 6105db037fe3503c04cba3e08150c448
MD5 checksum: c83845843024a062c692c2c0d5887485
MD5 checksum: 7d18363b7ab932f852f670b4aeed1283

Alpha architecture:
MD5 checksum: bc93244ff451f7c14e194d538eacef04

ARM architecture:
MD5 checksum: f2ae975ab2916376466d7a23bbc4dc66

Intel ia32 architecture:
MD5 checksum: c4e884fd29c7e726b85d636a8f22688c

PowerPC architecture:
MD5 checksum: cd4731e20045da27eac56a64b5feab63

Sun Sparc architecture:
MD5 checksum: 71759e4ae9bfd4d1cc3788869084f10f

For not yet released architectures please refer to the appropriate directory ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sid/binary-$arch/ .

For apt-get: deb
http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
dpkg-ftp:ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org