[CentOS] Samba Upgrade on Centos 3

Tru Huynh tru at centos.org
Fri Nov 16 21:00:14 UTC 2007


On Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 09:00:57AM -0800, Ben Mohilef wrote:
> After today's samba update, Centos 3 boxes can not use samba to 
> communicate with each other, although Windows and the Centos 3 boxes 
> see each other correctly as do RHEL5 and the Centos3 boxes. The du 
> command works well, but ls, cp, cat ,etc produces the error:
> 	PANIC: push_ascii - dest_len == -1
> in the server log and 
> 	smb_trans2_request: result=-5, setting invalid
> in the client.
> 
You mean samba-3.0.9-1.3E.13.2 -> samba-3.0.9-1.3E.14.1 ?

The changelog only reads:
* Wed Oct 17 2007 Simo Sorce <ssorce at redhat.com> 3.0.9-1.3E.14
- Security fix for CVE-2007-4572 and CVE-2007-5398
  resolves: #350731
  resolves: #359101


Are all your CentOS-3 machines running the same samba version?
(smb restarted ?)

> A similar (but more serious) set of problems was reported in Ubuntu early 
> this morning after their update.
> 
> Is any one else experiencing this problem with samba and Centos 3 after 
> the update?
You are the first reporting it, I don't really use samba ;)

According to the diff from the 2 above versions, the possible culprit is
samba-3.0.9-CVE-2007-4572.patch

Cheers, and keep up posted!

Tru
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