Slackware Security Announcement 2009-10-04 samba (SSA:2009-276-01)


[slackware-security] samba (SSA:2009-276-01)

New samba packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0,

12.1, 12.2, 13.0, and -current to fix security issues.


More details about the issues may be found in the Common

Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) database:



Here are the details from the Slackware 13.0 ChangeLog:



This update fixes the following security issues.

A misconfigured /etc/passwd with no defined home directory could allow

security restrictions to be bypassed.

mount.cifs could allow a local user to read the first line of an arbitrary

file if installed setuid. (On Slackware, it was not installed setuid)

Specially crafted SMB requests could cause a denial of service.

For more information, see:

(* Security fix *)




Where to find the new packages:



HINT: Getting slow download speeds from

Give a try. This is another primary FTP site

for Slackware that can be considerably faster than downloading

directly from


Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab

( for donating additional FTP and rsync hosting

to the Slackware project! 🙂


Also see the “Get Slack” section on for

additional mirror sites near you.


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 12.2:


Updated package for Slackware 13.0:


Updated package for Slackware x86_64 13.0:


Updated package for Slackware -current:


Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:



MD5 signatures:



Slackware 10.0 package:

e02ad43f20e3c31e50cf28363541db9c samba-3.0.37-i486-1_slack10.0.tgz


Slackware 10.1 package:

bac29aae3e5f23bd815f4452c2954dc6 samba-3.0.37-i486-1_slack10.1.tgz


Slackware 10.2 package:

60ac24589c806850e7a74a09302a4ed9 samba-3.0.37-i486-1_slack10.2.tgz


Slackware 11.0 package:

58eaa3f9cb2c677f8b0a6249863685e6 samba-3.0.37-i486-1_slack11.0.tgz


Slackware 12.0 package:

8f68ccdee93cb131b395d9b3eeae1674 samba-3.0.37-i486-1_slack12.0.tgz


Slackware 12.1 package:

ea18bf39fa98cd52cf90fc593ee3ddf8 samba-3.0.37-i486-1_slack12.1.tgz


Slackware 12.2 package:

edb0b282ea777c2edabd8147d83f6978 samba-3.2.15-i486-1_slack12.2.tgz


Slackware 13.0 package:

9a848ba2af68ee2d01dd7440b4b49405 samba-3.2.15-i486-1_slack13.0.txz


Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:

e84b39e9ee6353e0a682e71a88e97b00 samba-3.2.15-x86_64-1_slack13.0.txz


Slackware -current package:

968d2bfd83f13d40e630c14fab19a676 samba-3.4.2-i486-1.txz


Slackware x86_64 -current package:

8b80e5bcd2b603a42e92185501823d26 samba-3.4.2-x86_64-1.txz



Installation instructions:



Upgrade the package as root:

# upgradepkg samba-3.2.15-i486-1_slack13.0.txz


Then, if Samba is running restart it:


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





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