Bug 11367 - use after free in source3/auth/auth_domain.c:domain_client_validate
Summary: use after free in source3/auth/auth_domain.c:domain_client_validate
Alias: None
Product: Samba 4.1 and newer
Classification: Unclassified
Component: DCE-RPCs and pipes (show other bugs)
Version: 4.2.2
Hardware: All Solaris
: P5 normal (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Karolin Seeger
QA Contact: Samba QA Contact
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-06-27 00:10 UTC by Jonathan Matthew
Modified: 2015-07-11 20:03 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:

possible fix (1.14 KB, patch)
2015-06-27 00:10 UTC, Jonathan Matthew
no flags Details
Patch from master (2.34 KB, patch)
2015-07-03 08:27 UTC, Volker Lendecke
gd: review+

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Description Jonathan Matthew 2015-06-27 00:10:34 UTC
Created attachment 11208 [details]
possible fix

I'm running Samba 4.2.2 on OmniOS r151014 and I find that when samba is joined to one of our domains (we use windows 2012r2 domain controllers) it can't authenticate users in that domain, failing with this error:

[2015/06/24 17:49:52.718039,  0, pid=3060, effective(0, 0), real(0, 0), class=auth] ../source3/auth/auth_domain.c:302(domain_client_validate)
  domain_client_validate: unable to validate password for user xjono in domain LABS to Domain controller LAVENDER.LABS.EAIT.UQ.EDU.AU. Error was NT_STATUS_LOCK_NOT_GRANTED.

This turns out to be because the struct netlogon_creds_cli_context allocated in connect_to_domain_password_server is allocated in a talloc context that is freed at the end of that function.  The memory allocator on OmniOS seems to reuse freed memory immediately, so in my case the struct netr_NetworkInfo allocated in rpccli_netlogon_network_logon overlaps it, and around line 470 of source3/rpc_client/cli_netlogon.c it writes a pointer where the netlogon_creds_cli_context keeps its locked_state pointer - so netlogon_creds_cli_LogonSamLogon, called immediately afterwards, fails with the LOCK_NOT_GRANTED error because it thinks the context is already locked.

The patch I'm attaching moves the netlogon_creds_cli_context into the talloc context provided to domain_client_validate, which ensures it lives long enough.  I haven't tested this extensively but it fixes the immediate problem for me.
Comment 1 Volker Lendecke 2015-07-01 11:51:45 UTC
Thanks for the detailed information!

In Samba master, this is already fixed with commit 91e4cbc46f0 in


Can you confirm this fixes your problem as well?


Comment 2 Jonathan Matthew 2015-07-03 08:22:28 UTC
Yes, that commit also fixes the problem I'm seeing.
Comment 3 Volker Lendecke 2015-07-03 08:27:11 UTC
Created attachment 11226 [details]
Patch from master

Thanks for the confirmation. We're preferring code that already exists in all branches. "Obsoleting" your patch does not mean it's not good, it's just different :-)
Comment 4 Guenther Deschner 2015-07-03 08:57:55 UTC
Comment on attachment 11226 [details]
Patch from master

Comment 5 Guenther Deschner 2015-07-03 08:58:49 UTC
Karolin, please add to 4.2 (it is not required for 4.1)
Comment 6 Karolin Seeger 2015-07-05 19:15:26 UTC
Pushed to autobuild-v4-2-test.
Comment 7 Karolin Seeger 2015-07-11 20:03:48 UTC
(In reply to Karolin Seeger from comment #6)
Pushed to v4-2-test.
Closing out bug report.