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USN-5174-1: Samba vulnerabilities

6 December 2021

Several security issues were fixed in Samba.

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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 properly check sensitive
attributes. An authenticated attacker could possibly use this issue to
escalate privileges. (CVE-2020-25722)

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

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

Related notices

  • USN-5142-1: python3-samba, libwbclient0, samba-libs, smbclient, samba-vfs-modules, libpam-winbind, libsmbclient, samba-dev, libnss-winbind, samba-dsdb-modules, samba-common, registry-tools, ctdb, samba, samba-testsuite, libwbclient-dev, winbind, libsmbclient-dev, samba-common-bin
  • USN-5675-1: libkadm5srv8-heimdal, libasn1-8-heimdal, libhdb9-heimdal, libheimntlm0-heimdal, libkdc2-heimdal, libwind0-heimdal, heimdal, libotp0-heimdal, heimdal-dev, heimdal-servers-x, libgssapi3-heimdal, heimdal-clients, libroken18-heimdal, heimdal-multidev, heimdal-docs, libkrb5-26-heimdal, heimdal-kdc, libsl0-heimdal, heimdal-clients-x, libheimbase1-heimdal, libkadm5clnt7-heimdal, heimdal-kcm, libhx509-5-heimdal, libkafs0-heimdal, heimdal-servers, libhcrypto4-heimdal