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Slackware Linux Advisory: samba

Sep 14, 2004, 19:43 (0 Talkback[s])

[slackware-security] samba DoS (SSA:2004-257-01)

New samba packages are available for Slackware 10.0 and -current. These fix two denial of service vulnerabilities reported by iDEFENSE. Slackware -current has been upgraded to samba-3.0.7, while the samba-3.0.5 included with Slackware 10.0 has been patched to fix these issues. Sites running Samba 3.x should upgrade to the new package. Versions of Samba before 3.0.x are not affected by these flaws.

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


Here are the details from the Slackware 10.0 ChangeLog:
Mon Sep 13 17:07:20 PDT 2004
patches/packages/samba-3.0.5-i486-3.tgz: Patched two Denial of Service vulnerabilities in samba-3.0.5.
For more details, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:

Updated package for Slackware -current: ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/n/samba-3.0.7-i486-1.tgz

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.0 package:
a8bf821c6b6febd69dd0d1958c3b7796 samba-3.0.5-i486-3.tgz

Slackware -current package:
acdaf5bc8b3777245d0ed51bcc4acec4 samba-3.0.7-i486-1.tgz

Installation instructions:

As root, stop the samba server:

. /etc/rc.d/rc.samba stop

Next, upgrade the samba package(s) with upgradepkg:

upgradepkg samba-3.0.5-i486-3.tgz/

Finally, start samba again:

. /etc/rc.d/rc.samba start


Slackware Linux Security Team