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Security Vulnerability: Zerologon aka CVE-2020-1472

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12


The issue itself lies within the Netlogon Remote Protocol, that is used, among other things, to update passwords remotely. By sending Netlogon messages filled with zeroes in certain fields, an attacker can change the domain controller password and gain full access to the AD.

As this is a protocol design flaw inside the cryptographic authentication method, the issue is present in Samba.


To prevent an attack the Samba server has to be run with the  'server schannel = yes'  switch that is set by default since Samba 4.8. 

Every Samba administrator should check the server settings for 'server schannel'  values.

Please note the following settings are NOT secure and could lead to a fully compromised domain controller :
server schannel = no
server schannel = auto

Please use the setting below as current mitigation :
server schannel = yes

As per September 23, 2020. SUSE has released updates for all effected code streams.



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  • Document ID:000019713
  • Creation Date: 16-Sep-2020
  • Modified Date:25-Sep-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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