wbinfo -u, wbinfo -g, and getent group stop working after upgrade to winbind 4.3.8

Bug #1573526 reported by Peter Parzer on 2016-04-22
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
samba (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Security Team

Bug Description

"wbinfo -u" and "wbinfo -g" should list domain users and groups, but report nothing.
"getent group <domain-group>" returns only the first 3 fields of the group database, but not the group members.

Firefox SSO with ntlm_auth is not working as it used to. Most of the time the access to servers that use ntlm_auth is rejected, but somtimes it is granted.

In the winbind log-file log.wb-<DOMAIN> are error messages like the following (when running winbindd with debuglevel 4):

[2016/04/22 12:41:20.439812, 3] ../source3/libads/ldap.c:980(ads_do_paged_search_args)
  ads_do_paged_search_args: ldap_search_with_timeout((&(objectCategory=group)(&(groupType:dn:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=-2147483648)(!(groupType:dn:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=1))))) -> Time limit exceeded
[2016/04/22 12:41:20.439850, 1] ../source3/libads/ldap_utils.c:135(ads_do_search_retry_internal)
  ads reopen failed after error Time limit exceeded
[2016/04/22 12:41:20.439857, 1] ../source3/winbindd/winbindd_ads.c:480(enum_dom_groups)
  enum_dom_groups ads_search: Time limit exceeded

Befor the update to winbind 4.3.8, my setup has been working for several years without any problems.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: winbind 2:4.3.8+dfsg-0ubuntu0.14.04.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-70.90~14.04.1-generic 3.16.7-ckt25
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-70-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.19
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Apr 22 12:28:40 2016
ExecutablePath: /usr/sbin/winbindd
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-07-14 (283 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20150218.1)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SambaClientRegression: Yes
SourcePackage: samba
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
modified.conffile..etc.init.winbind.conf: [modified]
mtime.conffile..etc.init.winbind.conf: 2016-04-21T09:26:48.806327

Peter Parzer (peter-parzer) wrote :
Changed in samba (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Security Team (ubuntu-security)

Same problema here.

wbinfo -u return no user -g some groups
-t and -a works fine.

getent returns nothing on users.

Was working fine in version 4.1.x before dist-upgrade.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in samba (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
urusha (urusha) wrote :

Empty 'wbinfo -u' seems to be regression after fixing badlock vulnerability. There are patches available. See https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11872

While empty "getent group <domain-group>" can be fixed in smb.conf by adding this:
  winbind expand groups = 1
Default value has been changed to 0 in samba 4.2, see man smb.conf. I have to add this line to make CUPS work (see https://github.com/apple/cups/issues/4611 ). But normally you should not change it, since 'groups <domain-user>' works fine and most software use user's group list instead of group's members list.

Peter Parzer (peter-parzer) wrote :

By adding the line

         client ldap sasl wrapping = plain

to smb.conf I could fix winbind -u and winbind -g

ntlm_auth still does not work reliable with firefox.

Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

Today's Samba update should contain the fix for this issue:


Could the original bug reporter please test the update and comment here? Thanks!

urusha (urusha) wrote :

Yes, it seems that update to 4.3.9+dfsg-0ubuntu0* has fixed the issue for me on both trusty and xenial.

Eric Delaet (eric-delaet) wrote :

Thanks, working for me as well on Trusty.

Peter Parzer (peter-parzer) wrote :

The update solves the problems with winbind -u and winbind -g.
ntlm_auth with firefox still does not work as it did before winbind 4.3.8.

Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :


Did you install the libsoup update also? What's the output of "apt-cache policy libsoup2.4-1"?

Peter Parzer (peter-parzer) wrote :

$ apt-cache policy libsoup2.4.1
  Installiert: 2.44.2-1ubuntu2.1
  Installationskandidat: 2.44.2-1ubuntu2.1
 *** 2.44.2-1ubuntu2.1 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-updates/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty-security/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.44.2-1ubuntu2 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main amd64 Packages

Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

Hi Peter,

I have uploaded a samba package for trusty to the following PPA:


Could you please give it a try? I believe it may fix this issue, and if tested successfully, I will release it as a regression update.


Peter Parzer (peter-parzer) wrote :

Sorry, no success. ntlm_auth with firefox still doesn’t work.

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