[Pkg-samba-maint] Bug#653382: Bug#653382: Bug#653382: samba: Samba daemon crashes when browsing shares as a guest user

Ivo De Decker ivo.dedecker at ugent.be
Sun Jun 24 15:25:05 UTC 2012

tags 653382 confirmed fixed-upstream
found 653382 2:3.6.5-7
forwarded 653382 https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9004

On Wed, May 09, 2012 at 09:24:49AM +0200, Christian PERRIER wrote:
> Quoting Ilari Stenroth (ilari.stenroth at gmail.com):
> > Dear Maintainer,
> > 
> > Samba daemon crashes when browsing SMB shares as a guest user with OS X 10.6.8 Finder.

> .../...
> Sorry for not answering in due time to this bug report.
> Is this consistently reproducible? Does it happen with more recent
> versions (namely 3.6.3 at minimum as 3.6.4 and 3.6.5 are security
> releases)?


I was able to reproduce this problem by setting "guest account" to a user that
doesn't exist. Can you check that the guest account (default nobody) is

For other developers: to reproduce the problem, add

guest account = someuserthatdoesntexist

to smb.conf, and try to connect to a share as guest.

This problem should be fixed upstream by commit
51567de6d7d91f727a2135cd2d5434f85db6d45a (in master). With this patch, smbd
doesn't start if the guets account doesn't exist.

I will backport this patch to samba 3.6.


Ivo De Decker

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