CVE Details

Release Date:2023-10-10


A vulnerability was found in Samba's 'rpcecho' development server, a non-Windows RPC server used to test Samba's DCE/RPC stack elements. This vulnerability stems from an RPC function that can be blocked indefinitely. The issue arises because the 'rpcecho' service operates with only one worker in the main RPC task, allowing calls to the 'rpcecho' server to be blocked for a specified time, causing service disruptions. This disruption is triggered by a 'sleep()' call in the 'dcesrv_echo_TestSleep()' function under specific conditions. Authenticated users or attackers can exploit this vulnerability to make calls to the 'rpcecho' server, requesting it to block for a specified duration, effectively disrupting most services and leading to a complete denial of service on the AD DC. The DoS affects all other services as 'rpcecho' runs in the main RPC task.

See more information about CVE-2023-42669 from MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD

CVSS v3.0 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3.0 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 6.5 Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
Access Vector: Network Attack Complexity: Low
Privileges Required: Low User Interaction: None
Scope: Unchanged Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None Availability Impact: High

Errata information

PlatformErrataRelease Date
Oracle Linux version 8 (samba)ELSA-2023-74672023-11-23
Oracle Linux version 9 (samba)ELSA-2023-67442023-11-16

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