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1.201.  samba

1.201.1.  RHBA-2009:1150: bug fix update

Note

This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as errata RHBA-2009:1150
Updated samba packages that fix several bugs are now available.
Samba is a suite of programs used by machines to share files, printers, and other information.
These updated samba packages provide fixes for the following bugs:
  • due to the method in which the Microsoft® Excel program saves files, in certain corner cases the access control list (ACL) inheritance rules could have been interpreted in the wrong order, and the owner of a file saved by Excel could have ended up losing access to that file. These updated packages include an adjusted fix for this problem which fixes the ACL inheritance so that saving an Excel file does not cause the owner to change. (BZ#501513)
  • a user who did not own a directory on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 machine accessed via Samba was also unable to write to that directory when its permissions were set to 733. The user should have been able to both write to and enter (but not list the contents of) a directory with such a permission mode. With this update, users are once again able to write to directories over Samba when they possess the appropriate permissions, thus resolving this issue. (BZ#501514)
All users of samba are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.

1.201.2. RHBA-2009:1416: bug fix update

Updated samba packages that resolve several issues are now available.
Samba is a suite of programs used by machines to share files, printers, and other utilities.
This update upgrades Samba to upstream version 3.0.33, which contains a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.
Notably, these updated samba packages provide fixes for the following bugs:
  • due to the method in which the Microsoft Excel program saves files, in certain corner cases the access control list (ACL) inheritance rules could have been interpreted in the wrong order, and the owner of a file saved by Excel could have ended up losing access to that file. These updated packages include an adjusted fix for this problem which fixes the ACL inheritance so that saving an Excel file does not cause the owner to change. (BZ#481046)
  • using smbclient to write files to a directory to which the user had permissions sufficient to write but not read resulted, incorrectly, in an "access denied" error. With these updated packages, smbclient correctly allows this operation. (BZ#497156)
  • the "mount.cifs" utility reported an incorrect exit status upon exit. (BZ#465979)
  • the VFS Recycle module's "touch" option did not work properly for non-administrator users. (BZ#470897)
  • the pdbedit(8) man page incorrectly reported the existence of an invalid option. (BZ#457381)
All users of samba are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues.

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