[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#572691: Bug#572691: /sbin/mount.smbfs: samba shares can no longer be mounted by user

Michal Suchanek michal.suchanek at ruk.cuni.cz
Mon Mar 8 11:26:26 UTC 2010

On 03/06/2010 11:12 AM, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Michal Suchanek (michal.suchanek at ruk.cuni.cz):
>> Package: smbfs
>> Version: 2:3.4.5~dfsg-2
>> Severity: normal
>> File: /sbin/mount.smbfs
>> *** Please type your report below this line ***\
>> The NEWS.Debain.gz file mentions removing the reature but there is no suggested fix.
>> Please document the change completely.
> There is no such intent. Upstream discourages providing mount.cifs
> setuid. So, the decision is up to the maintainer *and* we do not
> really intend do show some incitation to do this by documenting the
> use of dpkg-statoverride.
/Indeed, the replacement package usmb is not /in Debian so currently 
this functionality is not available without additional hacking.


I guess I can manually set the binary suid root in my debian-live images until a fix is available.



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