Slackware: 2010-169-01: samba: Security Update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Slackware New samba packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0, 12.1, 12.2, and 13.0 to fix a security issue. [More Info...]
[slackware-security]  samba (SSA:2010-169-01)

New samba packages are available for Slackware 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 11.0, 12.0,
12.1, 12.2, and 13.0 to fix a security issue.

Here are the details from the Slackware 13.0 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/samba-3.2.15-i486-2_slack13.0.txz:  Rebuilt.
  Patched a buffer overflow in smbd that allows remote attackers to cause
  a denial of service (memory corruption and daemon crash) or possibly
  execute arbitrary code via a crafted field in a packet.
  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:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 10.0 package:
10a993bff58438b18bddd294cc725a41  samba-3.0.37-i486-2_slack10.0.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
225648b0ab9e1a4ecc222d1024d4288a  samba-3.0.37-i486-2_slack10.1.tgz

Slackware 10.2 package:
8913ff3bf21984f56af81919e0fac4f4  samba-3.0.37-i486-2_slack10.2.tgz

Slackware 11.0 package:
1e0d6af565abe474a5bfc1714f2573ab  samba-3.0.37-i486-2_slack11.0.tgz

Slackware 12.0 package:
cbac23dd62fb2acd49bf456b4d89146f  samba-3.0.37-i486-2_slack12.0.tgz

Slackware 12.1 package:
ea0b7fa2a0bff911c4826b3265afa66a  samba-3.0.37-i486-2_slack12.1.tgz

Slackware 12.2 package:
bb15e8c8ab8d21974e8b9322d9c9b254  samba-3.2.15-i486-2_slack12.2.tgz

Slackware 13.0 package:
9128f7e9777d0bc6494ea967d839b0c0  samba-3.2.15-i486-2_slack13.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 13.0 package:
ea5bbde1ad107f92585429e3cb40a434  samba-3.2.15-x86_64-2_slack13.0.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg samba-3.2.15-i486-2_slack13.0.txz

Then, restart samba.


Slackware Linux Security Team