Bug 1195 - Winbindd core dump if AD is down.
Summary: Winbindd core dump if AD is down.
Alias: None
Product: Samba 3.0
Classification: Unclassified
Component: winbind (show other bugs)
Version: 3.0.2a
Hardware: All All
: P2 major
Target Milestone: none
Assignee: Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address)
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-03-17 10:12 UTC by John Klinger
Modified: 2005-08-24 10:27 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:

Check validity of domain->private (403 bytes, patch)
2004-03-17 10:18 UTC, John Klinger
no flags Details
prevent the ADS_STRUCT from being freed() unless we own it. (3.00 KB, patch)
2004-03-22 13:57 UTC, Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address)
no flags Details

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Description John Klinger 2004-03-17 10:12:49 UTC
Repeatable. Run Samba with "security=ads". With samba running, Shutdown the AD.
Then, on the Samba system, do various commands that attempt to access the AD
("id -a <global_user>" works). This results in a winbind core dump.

Related to 1185.

Various methods, including name_to_sid, sid_to_name, and enum_dom_groups call
ads_cached_connection [nsswitch/winbindd_ads.c] to get the current ads
structure. If the AD has gone down, the domain->private can contain a pointer to
an incomplete ADS_STRUCT when a reconnection attempt it made. The
domain->private->ld value is set, domain->private->server->realm is an empty
string, and all other values are NULL.

The return value from ads_cached_connection is checked to ensure its value is
non-null, which it is not since domain->private points to a valid structure.
However, since all the values of the ads structure (ie: ads->config.realm) are
null, winbindd core dumps later when it attempts to access these values (strdup,
strlen, etc).
Comment 1 John Klinger 2004-03-17 10:18:41 UTC
Created attachment 444 [details]
Check validity of domain->private

This patch adds a check to nsswitch/winbindd_ads.c to verify that
domain->private->config.realm is non-NULL before returning domain->private as
the cached ads connection. The patch does not free domain->private, as several
methods within winbindd_ads.c set it to NULL with an explicit comment not to
free the memory.

I'll look into the memory-freeing a bit more, as well as how an uninitialized
ADS_STRUCT is being put into domain->private. I suspect the add_trusted_domain
is doing it, but haven't verified.
Comment 2 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-03-17 20:26:42 UTC

Can you take a qucik look and see if this still exists in the lates 
3.0 cvs tree (or even 3.0.2a).  Thanks.
Comment 3 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-03-19 13:53:55 UTC
Guenther reproduced this on 3.0.2a.
Comment 4 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-03-22 08:39:26 UTC
Looks good John.  Thanks again.
Applying to the 3.0 and HEAD branches.
Comment 5 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-03-22 09:45:29 UTC
actually, the problem is a little more severe.
ads_cached_connection() passes back a pointer
and the caller can call ads_destroy() to void a 
connection.  But domain->private still points to 
the free'd() structure.  

I need to figure out how to res4et domain->private when 
we call ads_destroy() so we don't have to examine 
its contents to figure out if it is valid or not.

Temporiarily reopening....
Comment 6 John Klinger 2004-03-22 13:05:49 UTC
Agreed with your previous comment. The domain->private is being set by a 
successful ads_cached_connection. Later, when the ads connection fails, the ads 
is freed in various calls via a call to ads_destroy. The ads memory is zeroed, 
hence the NULL values in domain->private. Since the memory pointed to by domain-
>private is now unallocated, the above patch is not a viable solution.

A possible, minimal impact, solution is to have ads_destroy call a new function 
in winbindd_util.c, passing it the ads as a parameter. The new function would 
checks known domains for that ads memory pointer, zeroing the domain->private 
if found. This should work without impact to other backends.
Comment 7 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-03-22 13:57:51 UTC
Created attachment 450 [details]
prevent the ADS_STRUCT from being freed() unless we own it.
Comment 8 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-03-22 14:02:29 UTC
Seems to fix the problem for me.
Comment 9 John Klinger 2004-03-22 14:35:44 UTC
domain->private must be set to NULL in your patch in file 
nsswitch/winbindd_ads.c around the new SMB_ASSERT, else the ads->config.realm 
test can access the old memory, and the ads->is_mine = True can give a SEGFAULT.

Also, and I'm well aware this is a nit, it would be clearer if the "is_mine" 
attribute was named something else like "free_on_destroy" with comments to 
Comment 10 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2004-03-22 14:53:55 UTC
I'll ignore the nit but you're right about the ASSERT.
Fixing that and closing this bug.
Comment 11 John Klinger 2004-03-23 07:42:38 UTC
Verified; fixes stated problem. Good job.
Comment 12 Gerald (Jerry) Carter (dead mail address) 2005-08-24 10:27:10 UTC
sorry for the same, cleaning up the database to prevent unecessary reopens of bugs.