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   A normal user can change their own (/etc/passwd) password, because /usr/bin/passwd has the SUID bit set and is owned by 'root', that is, it runs as the root user without regard to the actual user starting it.

   smbpassword can NOT be set the same way so any user can run it.  It checks itself and complains if it is.  If you use SWAT, then the swat binary can be SUID root and it can run smbpasswd for any user with access to swat.
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