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From: Alexander Koch <>
To: "Aurélien Aptel" <>
Subject: Re: cifs.upcall broken with cifs-utils 6.13
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 2021 19:02:10 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Hi Aurélien,

>> The recent release of cifs-utils 6.13, more precisely e461afd8cf 
>> (which,
>> to my understanding, is a fix for CVE-2021-20208) makes attempts of
>> mounting CIFS shares with krb5 fail for me:
>> Can anyone tell me if this is a packaging/configuration issue (Arch in
>> my case) or a bug?
> It's unfortunately a regression in the CVE fix. We are trying to come 
> up
> with a proper fix.
> In the meantime, as a workaround:
> * you can build cifs-utils --with-libcap=yes (libcap instead of
> libcapng). This will skip
>   capability dropping in cifs.upcall.c.
> * Alternatively you can comment out the call to trim_capabilities() in
>   cifs.upcall.c.

Thanks a million for the clarification. For me, downgrading the package 
6.12 works as an intermediate solution.

I'll open a task on the Arch bugtracker and let the package maintainer
decide what to do with the package until a proper fix is done.



  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-20 17:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-20 16:05 cifs.upcall broken with cifs-utils 6.13 Alexander Koch
2021-04-20 16:41 ` Aurélien Aptel
2021-04-20 17:02   ` Alexander Koch [this message]
2021-08-06  7:09     ` Alexander Koch
2021-08-06  9:02       ` Pavel Shilovsky

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