This email is to inform you of release '2.2.7' of 'Samba' through
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The changes in this release are as follows:
A security hole has been discovered in versions 2.2.2 through 2.2.6 of
Samba that could potentially allow an attacker to gain root access on
the target machine. The word "potentially" is used because there is
no known exploit of this bug, and the Samba Team itself has not been
able to craft one. In addition to addressing this security issue,
this release also includes thirteen unrelated improvements.
The Samba software suite is a collection of programs that implements
the SMB protocol for unix systems, allowing you to serve files and
printers to Windows, NT, OS/2 and DOS clients. This protocol is
sometimes also referred to as the LanManager or Netbios protocol.
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