Fix of Samba security issue

May 25, 2017

Dear Turris users,

the new security issue has been discovered in samba packages from version 3.5 onwards. This issue allows the attacker to run the malicious code of his choice on the vulnerable device.

We are testing the security patch for Turris routers right now and we want to release it tomorrow.

Until that, samba users can use this workaround:

Add the parameter:

`nt pipe support = no`

to the [global] section of your smb.conf and restart smbd. This prevents clients from accessing any named pipe endpoints. Note this can disable some expected functionality for Windows clients.

Good to know:

You can find out more about this issue on the topic on our forum.