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Samba 4.18.9 has been released. Samba is the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix.



Samba 4.18.9 Available for Download

This is the latest stable release of the Samba 4.18 release series.

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It contains the security-relevant bug CVE-2018-14628:

    Wrong ntSecurityDescriptor values for "CN=Deleted Objects"
    allow read of object tombstones over LDAP
    (Administrator action required!)
    https://www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2018-14628.html

Description of CVE-2018-14628
-----------------------------

All versions of Samba from 4.0.0 onwards are vulnerable to an
information leak (compared with the established behaviour of
Microsoft's Active Directory) when Samba is an Active Directory Domain
Controller.

When a domain was provisioned with an unpatched Samba version,
the ntSecurityDescriptor is simply inherited from
Domain/Partition-HEAD-Object
instead of being very strict (as on a Windows provisioned domain).

This means also non privileged users can use the
LDAP_SERVER_SHOW_DELETED_OID control in order to view,
the names and preserved attributes of deleted objects.

No information that was hidden before the deletion is visible, but in
with the correct ntSecurityDescriptor value in place the whole object
is also not visible without administrative rights.

There is no further vulnerability associated with this error, merely an
information disclosure.

Action required in order to resolve CVE-2018-14628!
---------------------------------------------------

The patched Samba does NOT protect existing domains!

The administrator needs to run the following command
(on only one domain controller)
in order to apply the protection to an existing domain:

  samba-tool dbcheck --cross-ncs --attrs=nTSecurityDescriptor --fix

The above requires manual interaction in order to review the
changes before they are applied. Typicall question look like this:

  Reset nTSecurityDescriptor on CN=Deleted Objects,DC=samba,DC=org back
to provision default?
        Owner mismatch: SY (in ref) DA(in current)
        Group mismatch: SY (in ref) DA(in current)
        Part dacl is different between reference and current here is
the detail:
                (A;;LCRPLORC;;;AU) ACE is not present in the reference
                (A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;SY) ACE is not present
in the reference
                (A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;DA) ACE is not present
in the reference
                (A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPSDRCWDWO;;;SY) ACE is not present in
the current
                (A;;LCRP;;;BA) ACE is not present in the current
   [y/N/all/none] y
  Fixed attribute 'nTSecurityDescriptor' of 'CN=Deleted
Objects,DC=samba,DC=org'

The change should be confirmed with 'y' for all objects starting with
'CN=Deleted Objects'.

Changes since 4.18.8
--------------------

o  Michael Adam [obnox@samba.org]
   * BUG 15497: Add make command for querying Samba version.

o  Ralph Boehme [slow@samba.org]
   * BUG 15487: smbd crashes if asked to return full information on
close of a
     stream handle with delete on close disposition set.
   * BUG 15521: smbd: fix close order of base_fsp and stream_fsp in
     smb_fname_fsp_destructor().

o  Björn Jacke [bj@sernet.de]
   * BUG 15093: Files without "read attributes" NFS4 ACL permission are not
     listed in directories.

o  Stefan Metzmacher [metze@samba.org]
   * BUG 13595: CVE-2018-14628 [SECURITY] Deleted Object tombstones
visible in
     AD LDAP to normal users.

o  Christof Schmitt [cs@samba.org]
   * BUG 15507: vfs_gpfs stat calls fail due to file system permissions.

o  Christof Schmitt [christof.schmitt@us.ibm.com]
   * BUG 15497: Add make command for querying Samba version.

o  Martin Schwenke [mschwenke@ddn.com]
   * BUG 15479: ctdbd: setproctitle not initialized messages flooding logs.

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Reporting bugs & Development Discussion
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joining the #samba-technical:matrix.org matrix room, or
#samba-technical IRC channel on irc.libera.chat.

If you do report problems then please try to send high quality
feedback. If you don't provide vital information to help us track down
the problem then you will probably be ignored.  All bug reports should
be filed under the Samba 4.1 and newer product in the project's Bugzilla
database ( https://bugzilla.samba.org/).

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== The Samba Team
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Download Details
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The uncompressed tarballs and patch files have been signed
using GnuPG (ID AA99442FB680B620).  The source code can be downloaded
from:

        https://download.samba.org/pub/samba/stable/

The release notes are available online at:

        https://www.samba.org/samba/history/samba-4.18.9.html

Our Code, Our Bugs, Our Responsibility.
( https://bugzilla.samba.org/)

                        --Enjoy
                        The Samba Team