[Samba] GnuTLS for samba-4.12.x on RHEL7 / CentOS 7: encourage or discourage?

Rommel Rodriguez Toirac rommelrt at nauta.cu
Thu Jun 18 11:19:05 UTC 2020

El 18 de junio de 2020 1:58:47 GMT-04:00, Andreas Schneider via samba <samba at lists.samba.org> escribió:
>On Thursday, 18 June 2020 06:11:18 CEST Andrew Bartlett via
>> On Thu, 2020-06-18 at 04:46 +0100, Sérgio Basto via samba wrote:
>> > On Thu, 2020-06-18 at 14:43 +1200, Andrew Bartlett via samba wrote:
>> > > If we could get an even more modern version then we can consider
>> > > removing even more duplicate in-house cryptography.
>> > 
>> > Thank you , glad to help .
>> > 
>> > You mean do compat-gnutls36 packages ? IIRC, already when I tried
>> > build gnutls-3.5, I found that we need to update and build many
>> > package dependencies ...
>> Thanks for that extra information.  I wondered what the issue was.
>> Now, the big question I wanted to ask you is this:
>> It is one thing to give us a really big helping hand for development,
>> but I wondered how comfortable are you with being the repository for
>> security-sensitive package being used significant number of
>> Samba sites?
>> Do you have the resources to ensure that if GnuTLS issues a security
>> advisory impacting GnuTLS 3.4 that you backport the patches?  I
>> a number of issues here:  https://www.gnutls.org/security-new.html
>> Or should we instead strongly discourage the use of Samba 4.12,
>> particularly as an AD DC (because the LDAP server exposes TLS, which
>> seems to be a more likely target), on RHEL7 / CentOS 7?
>> (We would instead suggest that an upgrade to RHEL8 / CentOS 8
>You should upgrade to RHEL8 or CentOS8 which offers a modern GnuTLS
>Especially because GnuTLS in RHEL8 will either be rebased to newer
>versions or 
>patches will be backported required by Samba.
>	Andreas

 Thank all for write me back (Sergio, Andrew, Andreas). Your suggetion, CentOS 8 will be.
This mean that all samba4 installed on CentOS 7 end with samba-4.11.x?  :-(

Rommel Rodriguez Toirac
rommelrt at nauta.cu

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