[Samba] PANIC in pdb_ldap.c

Philip Chambers P.A.Chambers at exeter.ac.uk
Fri Sep 17 11:20:06 GMT 2004

I have now identified the cause and it appears that mods applied pdb_ldap.c did not 
take ldapsam_compat mode into account.  ldapsam_getsampwnam() is trying to get the 
LDAP_ATTR_MOD_TIMESTAMP attribute from attrib_map_v22 when it is only present in 

Is ther a quick fix to this bug?

Phil Chambers (postmaster at exeter.ac.uk)
University of Exeter

On Fri, 17 Sep 2004 10:25:11 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time) Philip Chambers 
<P.A.Chambers at exeter.ac.uk> wrote:

> I have just installed 3.0.7 so that I can use "write list" and "force user" together 
> and it panics!
> I have diagnosed the problem to the line at which it fails, but not yet back to the 
> root cause.
> The first call to append_attr() in ldapsam_getsampwnam() is being made with new_attr 
> having a value of NULL.  This causes strdup(new_attr) to fail.
> The NULL is being generated by get_auserattr_key2string() which is being called with 
> schema_ver = 1 and key = 41 (LDAP_ATTR_MOD_TIMESTAMP).
> Before spending time tracking this further I would appreciate it if someone who is 
> familiar with this code could quickly identify the root cause.
> I am running on Solaris 9.
> Phil.

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