[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#521225: samba: mishandling of mapped read-only attribute causes failed profile sync

Jeff Sheldon jsheldon at math.lsu.edu
Wed Mar 25 22:37:03 UTC 2009

Package: samba
Version: 2:3.3.2-1
Severity: critical
Tags: patch
Justification: causes serious data loss

When using roaming profiles with Samba configured as a domain controller, 
Samba bug #6186 can cause data loss if an attempt is made to syncronize a 
roaming profile that includes a file that is marked read-only.

This bug causes our users' roaming profiles to fail a complete sync at
logoff once a file mapped as read-only tries to overwrite a previously
declared read-only file on the Samba server.

A patch is provided with the Samba bug report. 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers oldstable
  APT policy: (500, 'oldstable'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.28.mathserver-smp
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages samba depends on:
ii  add 3.102                                Add and remove users and groups
ii  deb 1.5.11etch2                          Debian configuration management sy
ii  lib 2.2.41-1                             Access control list shared library
ii  lib 1:2.4.43-2                           Extended attribute shared library
ii  lib 2.9-4                                GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  lib 2.16-2                               support for getting/setting POSIX.
ii  lib 1.39+1.40-WIP-2006.11.14+dfsg-2etch1 common error description library
ii  lib 1.3.9-15                             Common UNIX Printing System(tm) - 
ii  lib 2.6.4-2                              the GNU TLS library - runtime libr
ii  lib 1.6.dfsg.4~beta1-9                   MIT Kerberos runtime libraries - k
ii  lib 1.6.dfsg.4~beta1-9                   MIT Kerberos runtime libraries - C
ii  lib 1.6.dfsg.4~beta1-9                   MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
ii  lib 2.4.15-1                             OpenLDAP libraries
ii  lib 0.79-5                               Pluggable Authentication Modules f
ii  lib 0.79-5                               Runtime support for the PAM librar
ii  lib 1.0.1-7                              Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  lib 1.14-4                               lib for parsing cmdline parameters
ii  lib 1.2.0~git20080616-1                  hierarchical pool based memory all
ii  lib 2:3.3.1-1                            Samba winbind client library
ii  log 3.7.1-3                              Log rotation utility
ii  lsb 3.2-20                               Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip
ii  pro 1:3.2.7-3                            /proc file system utilities
ii  sam 2:3.3.2-1                            common files used by both the Samb
ii  upd 4.27-0.5                             inetd.conf updater
ii  zli 1:1.2.3-13                           compression library - runtime

samba recommends no packages.

-- debconf information:
  samba/run_mode: daemons
  samba/tdbsam: false
  samba/generate_smbpasswd: true

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