Samba 4.19.3 Available for Download

Samba 4.19.3 (gzipped)

Patch (gzipped) against Samba 4.19.2

                   Release Notes for Samba 4.19.3
                         November 27, 2023

This is the latest stable release of the Samba 4.19 release series.
It contains the security-relevant bugfix CVE-2018-14628:

    Wrong ntSecurityDescriptor values for "CN=Deleted Objects"
    allow read of object tombstones over LDAP
    (Administrator action required!)

Description of CVE-2018-14628

All versions of Samba from 4.0.0 onwards are vulnerable to an
information leak (compared with the established behaviour of
Microsoft's Active Directory) when Samba is an Active Directory Domain

When a domain was provisioned with an unpatched Samba version,
the ntSecurityDescriptor is simply inherited from Domain/Partition-HEAD-Object
instead of being very strict (as on a Windows provisioned domain).

This means also non privileged users can use the
LDAP_SERVER_SHOW_DELETED_OID control in order to view,
the names and preserved attributes of deleted objects.

No information that was hidden before the deletion is visible, but in
with the correct ntSecurityDescriptor value in place the whole object
is also not visible without administrative rights.

There is no further vulnerability associated with this error, merely an
information disclosure.

Action required in order to resolve CVE-2018-14628!

The patched Samba does NOT protect existing domains!

The administrator needs to run the following command
(on only one domain controller)
in order to apply the protection to an existing domain:

  samba-tool dbcheck --cross-ncs --attrs=nTSecurityDescriptor --fix

The above requires manual interaction in order to review the
changes before they are applied. Typicall question look like this:

  Reset nTSecurityDescriptor on CN=Deleted Objects,DC=samba,DC=org back to provision default?
        Owner mismatch: SY (in ref) DA(in current)
        Group mismatch: SY (in ref) DA(in current)
        Part dacl is different between reference and current here is the detail:
                (A;;LCRPLORC;;;AU) ACE is not present in the reference
                (A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;SY) ACE is not present in the reference
                (A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPDTLOCRSDRCWDWO;;;DA) ACE is not present in the reference
                (A;;CCDCLCSWRPWPSDRCWDWO;;;SY) ACE is not present in the current
                (A;;LCRP;;;BA) ACE is not present in the current
   [y/N/all/none] y
  Fixed attribute 'nTSecurityDescriptor' of 'CN=Deleted Objects,DC=samba,DC=org'

The change should be confirmed with 'y' for all objects starting with
'CN=Deleted Objects'.

Changes since 4.19.2

o  Douglas Bagnall <>
   * BUG 15520: sid_strings test broken by unix epoch > 1700000000.

o  Ralph Boehme <>
   * BUG 15487: smbd crashes if asked to return full information on close of a
     stream handle with delete on close disposition set.
   * BUG 15521: smbd: fix close order of base_fsp and stream_fsp in

o  Pavel Filipensk√Ĺ <>
   * BUG 15499: Improve logging for failover scenarios.

o  Björn Jacke <>
   * BUG 15093: Files without "read attributes" NFS4 ACL permission are not
     listed in directories.

o  Stefan Metzmacher <>
   * BUG 13595: CVE-2018-14628 [SECURITY] Deleted Object tombstones visible in
     AD LDAP to normal users.
   * BUG 15492: Kerberos TGS-REQ with User2User does not work for normal

o  Christof Schmitt <>
   * BUG 15507: vfs_gpfs stat calls fail due to file system permissions.

o  Andreas Schneider <>
   * BUG 15513: Samba doesn't build with Python 3.12.