ESB-2017.1756 - [UNIX/Linux] samba: Multiple vulnerabilities 2017-07-17

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           Orpheus' Lyre mutual authentication validation bypass
                               17 July 2017


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           samba
Publisher:         The Samba Team
Operating System:  UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Access Privileged Data         -- Remote/Unauthenticated
                   Provide Misleading Information -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-11103  

Reference:         ESB-2017.1741

Original Bulletin:

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== Subject:     Orpheus' Lyre mutual authentication validation bypass
== CVE ID#:     CVE-2017-11103 (Heimdal)
== Versions:    All versions of Samba from 4.0.0 onwards using
==              embedded Heimdal Kerberos.
==              Samba binaries built against MIT Kerberos are not
==              vulnerable.
== Summary:     A MITM attacker may impersonate a trusted server
==              and thus gain elevated access to the domain by
==              returning malicious replication or authorization data.


All versions of Samba from 4.0.0 include an embedded copy of Heimdal
Kerberos.  Heimdal has made a security release, which disclosed:

Fix CVE-2017-11103: Orpheus' Lyre KDC-REP service name validation

   This is a critical vulnerability.

   In _krb5_extract_ticket() the KDC-REP service name must be obtained from
   encrypted version stored in 'enc_part' instead of the unencrypted version
   stored in 'ticket'.  Use of the unecrypted version provides an
   opportunity for successful server impersonation and other attacks.

   Identified by Jeffrey Altman, Viktor Duchovni and Nico Williams.

   See for more details.

The impact for Samba is particularly strong for cases where the Samba
DRS replication service contacts another DC requesting replication
of user passwords, as these could then be controlled by the attacker.

Patch Availability

A patch addressing this defect has been posted to

Additionally, Samba 4.6.6, 4.5.12 and 4.4.15 have been issued as security
releases to correct the defect.  Samba vendors and administrators running
affected versions linked against the embedded Heimdal Kerberos are advised to
upgrade or apply the patch as soon as possible.


Samba versions built against MIT Kerberos are not impacted.  Unless
you are running Samba as an AD DC, then rebuild samba using:

 ./configure --with-system-mitkrb5.


This problem was identified in Heimdal by Jeffrey Altman, Viktor
Duchovni and Nico Williams.

Andrew Bartlett, Garming Sam and Bob Campbell of Catalyst and the
Samba Team ported the fix to Samba and wrote this advisory.
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