[PATCH] fix crash in smb.conf processing

Uri Simchoni uri at samba.org
Mon Jan 25 04:10:02 UTC 2016

On 01/22/2016 03:50 PM, Alexander Bokovoy wrote:
> Hi,
> please review and push.
> The bug is pretty serious and as such is blocker for FreeIPA use of
> Samba in Fedora 23 -- after commit
> 795c543d858b2452f062a02846c2f908fe4cffe4 smb.conf processing was
> improved but nobody did test it for cases when config is re-read several
> times like it happens with the registry backend for smb.conf.
> More details are in the commit message.
> If you want to test on Fedora 23, my COPR repository
> https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/abbra/samba-test/ has pre-built
> packages.
It seems to me like even before commit 
795c543d858b2452f062a02846c2f908fe4cffe4, the default string values were 
dangling pointers after free of the Globals.ctx, only none used them. 
Wouldn't it be simpler to hang them on a different talloc context?

It can be a context that either does not ever get freed, or gets freed 
only in lp_save_defaults() (along with  cleanup to param table, but one 
that does not have to ask about the ownership of the strings).


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