Client side SMB2/3 required signing can be downgraded

ID SAMBA:CVE-2016-2119
Type samba
Reporter Samba
Modified 2016-07-07T00:00:00


It's possible for an attacker to downgrade the required signing for an SMB2/3 client connection, by injecting the SMB2_SESSION_FLAG_IS_GUEST or SMB2_SESSION_FLAG_IS_NULL flags. This means that the attacker can impersonate a server being connected to by Samba, and return malicious results. The primary concern is with winbindd, as it uses DCERPC over SMB2 when talking to domain controllers as a member server, and trusted domains as a domain controller. These DCE/RPC connections were intended to protected by the combination of "client ipc signing" and "client ipc max protocol" in their effective default settings ("mandatory" and "SMB3_11"). Additionally, management tools like net, samba-tool and rpcclient use DCERPC over SMB2/3 connections. By default, other tools in Samba are unprotected, but rarely they are configured to use smb signing, via the "client signing" parameter (the default is "if_required"). Even more rarely the "client max protocol" is set to SMB2, rather than the NT1 default. If both these conditions are met, then this issue would also apply to these other tools, including command line tools like smbcacls, smbcquota, smbclient, smbget and applications using libsmbclient.