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Samba 4.2.3 available

Version 4.2.3 is the latest stable release of Samba and is available for download. Samba is an open-source software solution for accessing shared Windows folders over a network.



This release fixes over 40 issues discovered by the Samba development team, or reported by the users. Samba 4.2.3 adds IPv6 support to the Active Directory Server client side to which LDAP connects. Another new feature is SMB3 encryption and GnuTLS 3.4 is now supported.


  • BUG 11366: docs: Overhaul the description of “smb encrypt” to include SMB3 encryption.
  • BUG 11068: s3: lib: util: Ensure we read a hex number as %x, not %u.
  • BUG 11295: Excessive cli_resolve_path() usage can slow down transmission.
  • BUG 11328: winbindd: winbindd_raw_kerberos_login – ensure logon_info exists in PAC.
  • BUG 11339: s3: smbd: Use separate flag to track become_root()/unbecome_root() state.
  • BUG 11342: s3: smbd: Codenomicon crash in do_smb_load_module().
  • BUG 11170: s3:param/loadparm: Fix ‘testparm –show-all-parameters’.
  • BUG 10991: winbindd: Sync secrets.ldb into secrets.tdb on startup.
  • BUG 11277: s3:smb2: Add padding to last command in compound requests.
  • BUG 11305: vfs_fruit: Add option “veto_appledouble”.
  • BUG 11323: smbd/trans2: Add a useful diagnostic for files with bad encoding.
  • BUG 11363: vfs_fruit: Check offset and length for AFP_AfpInfo read requests.
  • BUG 11371: ncacn_http: Fix GNUism.
  • BUG 11245: s3-rpc_server: Fix rpc_create_tcpip_sockets() processing of interfaces.
  • BUG 11331: tdb: version 1.3.5: ABI change: tdb_chainlock_read_nonblock() has been added.
  • BUG 8780: s4:lib/tls: Fix build with gnutls 3.4.
  • BUG 11281: Add IPv6 support to ADS client side LDAP connects.
  • BUG 11282: Add IPv6 support for determining FQDN during ADS join.
  • BUG 11283: s3: IPv6 enabled DNS connections for ADS client.
  • BUG 10924: s4.2/fsmo.py: Fixed fsmo transfer exception.
  • BUG 11293: Fix invalid write in ctdb_lock_context_destructor.
  • BUG 11218: smbd: Fix a use-after-free.
  • BUG 11312: tstream: Make socketpair nonblocking.
  • BUG 11330: tevent: Fix CID 1035381 Unchecked return value.
  • BUG 11331: tdb: Fix CID 1034842 and 1034841 Resource leaks.
  • BUG 11061: Logon via MS Remote Desktop hangs.
  • BUG 11141: tevent: Add a note to tevent_add_fd().
  • BUG 11293: Fix invalid write in ctdb_lock_context_destructor.
  • BUG 11316: tevent_fd needs to be destroyed before closing the fd.
  • BUG 11319: Build fails on Solaris 11 with “‘PTHREAD_MUTEX_ROBUST’ undeclared”.
  • BUG 11326: Robust mutex support broken in 1.3.5.
  • BUG 11329: s3:smb2_setinfo: Fix memory leak in the defer_rename case.
  • BUG 11330: Backport tevent-0.9.25.
  • BUG 11331: Backport tdb-1.3.6.
  • BUG 11367: s3:auth_domain: Fix talloc problem in connect_to_domain_password_server().
  • BUG 11315: Group creation: Add msSFU30Name only when –nis-domain was given.
  • BUG 11356: pidl: Make the compilation of PIDL producing the same results if the content hasn’t change.
  • BUG 11328: Kerberos auth info3 should contain resource group ids available from pac_logon.
  • BUG 11330: lib: tevent: Fix compile error in Solaris ports backend.
  • BUG 11313: idmap_rfc2307: Fix wbinfo ‘–gid-to-sid’ query.
  • BUG 11324: Change sharesec output back to previous format.
  • BUG 11358: winbindd: Disconnect child process if request is cancelled at main process.
  • BUG 11330: Backport tevent-0.9.25.
  • BUG 11217: s3-unix_msg: Remove socket file after closing socket fd.

You can download Samba 4.2.3 here.