Bug 1642545 (CVE-2018-16841) - CVE-2018-16841 samba: Double-free in Samba AD DC KDC with PKINIT
Summary: CVE-2018-16841 samba: Double-free in Samba AD DC KDC with PKINIT
Alias: CVE-2018-16841
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1654082
Blocks: 1642548
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Reported: 2018-10-24 16:04 UTC by Laura Pardo
Modified: 2021-02-16 22:52 UTC (History)
30 users (show)

Fixed In Version: samba 4.7.12, samba 4.8.7, samba 4.9.3
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A double-free was found when Samba's KDC is used as an Active Directory Domain Controller. An authenticated attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service (application crash).
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Last Closed: 2018-11-28 07:16:35 UTC

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Description Laura Pardo 2018-10-24 16:04:11 UTC
A flaw was found in Samba from 4.3.0 versions. When configured to accept smart-card authentication, Samba's KDC will call talloc_free() twice on the same memory if the principal in a validly signed certificate does not match the principal in the AS-REQ. This is only possible after authentication with a trusted certificate. This could result in a Denial of Service attack.

Comment 1 Sam Fowler 2018-11-28 01:55:07 UTC
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Comment 2 Sam Fowler 2018-11-28 01:55:42 UTC
Created samba tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1654082]

Comment 3 Sam Fowler 2018-11-28 01:56:47 UTC

Name: The Samba Team
Upstream: Alex MacCuish

Comment 4 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2018-11-28 07:16:52 UTC

This flaw does not affect the version of samba shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux because there is no support for samba as Active Directory Domain Controller.

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