RHSA-2016:0625 - Security Advisory
Important: samba security update
Security Advisory: Important
An update for samba is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extended
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of
Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives
a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE
link(s) in the References section.
[Updated 14 April 2016]
This advisory previously incorrectly listed the CVE-2016-2112 issue as addressed
by this update. However, this issue did not affect the samba packages on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4 Extended Lifecycle Support. The CVE-2016-2115 was also
incorrectly listed as addressed by this update. This issue does affect the samba
packages on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Extended Lifecycle Support. Customers are
advised to use the "client signing = required" configuration option in the
smb.conf file to mitigate CVE-2016-2115. No changes have been made to the
Samba is an open-source implementation of the Server Message Block (SMB)
protocol and the related Common Internet File System (CIFS) protocol, which
allow PC-compatible machines to share files, printers, and various information.
- A protocol flaw, publicly referred to as Badlock, was found in the Security
Account Manager Remote Protocol (MS-SAMR) and the Local Security Authority
(Domain Policy) Remote Protocol (MS-LSAD). Any authenticated DCE/RPC connection
that a client initiates against a server could be used by a man-in-the-middle
attacker to impersonate the authenticated user against the SAMR or LSA service
on the server. As a result, the attacker would be able to get read/write access
to the Security Account Manager database, and use this to reveal all passwords
or any other potentially sensitive information in that database. (CVE-2016-2118)
- Several flaws were found in Samba's implementation of NTLMSSP authentication.
An unauthenticated, man-in-the-middle attacker could use this flaw to clear the
encryption and integrity flags of a connection, causing data to be transmitted
in plain text. The attacker could also force the client or server into sending
data in plain text even if encryption was explicitly requested for that
- It was discovered that Samba configured as a Domain Controller would establish
a secure communication channel with a machine using a spoofed computer name. A
remote attacker able to observe network traffic could use this flaw to obtain
session-related information about the spoofed machine. (CVE-2016-2111)
Red Hat would like to thank the Samba project for reporting these issues.
Upstream acknowledges Stefan Metzmacher (SerNet) as the original reporter of
CVE-2016-2118 and CVE-2016-2110.
For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes described in
this advisory, refer to:
After installing this update, the smb service will be restarted automatically.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - Extended Life Cycle Support 4 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - Extended Life Cycle Support 4 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - Extended Life Cycle Support 4 i386
- BZ - 1311893 - CVE-2016-2110 samba: Man-in-the-middle attacks possible with NTLMSSP authentication
- BZ - 1311902 - CVE-2016-2111 samba: Spoofing vulnerability when domain controller is configured
- BZ - 1317990 - CVE-2016-2118 samba: SAMR and LSA man in the middle attacks
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server - Extended Life Cycle Support 4