[SRU] winbind authentication fails after karmic upgrade

Bug #479955 reported by Chris Allen on 2009-11-10
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
samba (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Lucid by r12056

Bug Description

Binary package hint: samba

One of our users upgraded their Ubuntu workstation to 9.10 and they can no longer authenticate via pam_winbind with the domain controller (Samba 3.3.7).

# apt-cache policy winbind
  Installed: 2:3.4.0-3ubuntu5
  Candidate: 2:3.4.0-3ubuntu5
  Version table:
 *** 2:3.4.0-3ubuntu5 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com karmic/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

After the upgrade, the following messages appear in the winbind log every five minutes:

[2009/11/10 11:45:01, 0] libsmb/ntlmssp_sign.c:208(ntlmssp_check_packet)
  NTLMSSP NTLM2 packet check failed due to invalid signature!
[2009/11/10 11:45:01, 0] rpc_client/cli_pipe.c:620(cli_pipe_verify_ntlmssp)
  cli_pipe_verify_ntlmssp: failed to unseal packet from host SKIPPY. Error was NT_STATUS_ACCESS_DENIED.

Attempting to authenticate results in the following:

# wbinfo -a chrisa
Enter chrisa's password:
plaintext password authentication failed
Could not authenticate user chrisa with plaintext password
Enter chrisa's password:
challenge/response password authentication failed
error code was NT code 0x1c010002 (0x1c010002)
error messsage was: NT code 0x1c010002
Could not authenticate user chrisa with challenge/response

And this message appears in the winbind log:

[2009/11/10 11:44:58, 1] rpc_client/cli_pipe.c:948(cli_pipe_validate_current_pdu)
  cli_pipe_validate_current_pdu: RPC fault code DCERPC_FAULT_OP_RNG_ERROR received from host SKIPPY!

This appears to match the behaviour mentioned in the upstream bug #6646 which was fixed in Samba 3.4.1:

Patch looks quite trivial. Would it be possible to backport it?


Thierry Carrez (ttx) wrote :

Fixed in Lucid (3.4.2). Nominating for Karmic.

Changed in samba (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in samba (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in samba:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
Chuck Short (zulcss) on 2010-02-05
Changed in samba (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Chuck Short (zulcss) on 2010-02-05
summary: - winbind authentication fails after karmic upgrade
+ [SRU] winbind authentication fails after karmic upgrade
Chuck Short (zulcss) wrote :

Statement of Impact: Karmic shipped a samba bug that when trying to authenticate with a bidirectional Samba PDC, winbind authentication will fail with the following error message " NT code 0x1c010002".

How this has been addressed: This has been fixed in upstream and in lucid. The bug report was https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6646. I have backported the patch, attached to this bug report.

How to reproduce:

1. Setup a Samba PDC
2. Try to authenticate by doing the following: wbinfo -a <username>%<domain>

There should not be any regressions with this patch.

If you have any questions please let me know.


Accepted samba into karmic-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Changed in samba (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Konna77 (konsta) on 2010-03-02
description: updated
Chris Allen (bazza) wrote :

Tested update from karmic-proposed - appears to work now. Thanks guys!

Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2010-03-16
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package samba - 2:3.4.0-3ubuntu5.5

samba (2:3.4.0-3ubuntu5.5) karmic-proposed; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/fix-libsmb-keepalive-packets.patch: Fix winbind authentication
    due to an invalid NTML2 signature. (LP: #479955)
  * debian/patches/fix-samba-point-and-print.patch: Allow automatic download
    of printer drivers from a Samba PDC (LP: #500457)
  * debian/patches/fix-too-many-openfiles.patch: When connecting to a Windows
    7 share users will get an error message "Too many open files are in use"
    after a certain number of files are copied. (LP: #462172 )
  * debian/patches/fix-win98-failed-connect.patch: Allow win98 clients to
    connect a samba server. Users will get an "Error 66" message. (LP: #502878)
 -- Chuck Short <email address hidden> Fri, 05 Feb 2010 15:03:50 -0500

Changed in samba (Ubuntu Karmic):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in samba:
importance: Unknown → Critical
Changed in samba:
importance: Critical → Unknown
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