Software update: Samba 4.8.3




Samba runs on Unix, BSD and Linux servers, and is an open source implementation of the smb / cifs network protocol . Since version 3, Samba has been able to offer file and print services to Windows clients, and is able to act as a domain controller . Extensive documentation, including practical how-tos for a slightly older version, can be found on this page . The developers have released version 4.8.3 a few days ago, with the following announcement and list of changes:

Samba 4.8.3 Available for Download

This is the latest stable release of the Samba 4.8 release series. The uncompressed tarball has been signed using GnuPG (ID 6F33915B6568B7EA). The source code can be downloaded now. A patch against Samba 4.8.2 is also available. See the release notes for more info.

Changes since 4.8.2:
BUG 13428: s3: smbd: Fix SMB2-FLUSH against directories.
BUG 13457: s3: smbd: printing: Re-implement delete-on-close semantics for print files missing since 3.5.x.
BUG 13474: python: Fix talloc frame use in make_simple_acl ().
BUG 11573: heimdal: lib / krb5: Do not fail set_config_files due to parse error.
ldb: version 1.3.4
BUG 13448: ldb: One-level search was incorrectly falling back to full DB scan.
BUG 13452: ldb: Save a copy of the index result before calling the callbacks.
BUG 13454: No Backtrace given by Samba’s AD DC by default.
BUG 13471: ldb_tdb: Use mem_ctx and so avoid leak on long-term memory on duplicated add.
BUG 13432: s3: smbd: Fix interaction between chown and SD flags.
BUG 13437: Fix building Samba with gcc 8.1.
BUG 13475: Fix several mem leaks in ldb_index ldb_search ldb_tdb.
BUG 13331: libgpo: Fix the build –without-ads.
BUG 13369: Looking up the user using the UPN results in the user name with the REALM instead of the DOMAIN.
BUG 13427: Fix broken server side GENSEC_FEATURE_LDAP_STYLE handling (NTLMSSP NTLM2 packet check failed due to invalid signature!).
BUG 13446: smbd: Flush dfree memcache on service reload.
BUG 13478: krb5_wrap: Fix keep_old_entries logic for older Kerberos libraries.
BUG 13369: Looking up the user using the UPN results in the user name with the REALM instead of the DOMAIN.
BUG 13437: Fix building Samba with gcc 8.1.
BUG 13440: s3: utils: Do not segfault on error in DoDNSUpdate ().
BUG 13480: krb5_plugin: Add winbind localauth plugin for MIT Kerberos.
BUG 13459: ldb: Fix memory leak on module context.
Version number 4.8.3
Release status Stable
Operating systems Linux, BSD, macOS, Solaris, UNIX
License type GPL


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