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USN-5142-1: Samba vulnerabilities

11 November 2021

Several security issues were fixed in Samba.

Releases

Packages

  • samba - SMB/CIFS file, print, and login server for Unix

Details

Stefan Metzmacher discovered that Samba incorrectly handled SMB1 client
connections. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to downgrade
connections to plaintext authentication. (CVE-2016-2124)

Andrew Bartlett discovered that Samba incorrectly mapping domain users to
local users. An authenticated attacker could possibly use this issue to
become root on domain members. (CVE-2020-25717)

Andrew Bartlett discovered that Samba did not correctly sandbox Kerberos
tickets issues by an RODC. An RODC could print administrator tickets,
contrary to expectations. (CVE-2020-25718)

Andrew Bartlett discovered that Samba incorrectly handled Kerberos tickets.
Delegated administrators could possibly use this issue to impersonate
accounts, leading to total domain compromise. (CVE-2020-25719)

Andrew Bartlett discovered that Samba did not provide stable AD
identifiers to Kerberos acceptors. (CVE-2020-25721)

Andrew Bartlett discovered that Samba did not properly check sensitive
attributes. An authenticated attacker could possibly use this issue to
escalate privileges. (CVE-2020-25722)

Stefan Metzmacher discovered that Samba incorrectly handled certain large
DCE/RPC requests. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
bypass signature requirements. (CVE-2021-23192)

William Ross discovered that Samba incorrectly handled memory. A remote
attacker could use this issue to cause Samba to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly escalate privileges. (CVE-2021-3738)

Joseph Sutton discovered that Samba incorrectly handled certain TGS
requests. An authenticated attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
Samba to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2021-3671)

The fix for CVE-2020-25717 results in possible behaviour changes that could
affect certain environments. Please see the upstream advisory for more
information:

https://www.samba.org/samba/security/CVE-2020-25717.html

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 21.10
Ubuntu 21.04
Ubuntu 20.04

This update uses a new upstream release, which includes additional bug
fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
changes.