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Samba developers from SerNet gave talks at his year’s SDC - Storage Developer Conference (September 24 to 27, 2018 in Santa Clara, California/USA). Video recordings from the conference are available on YouTube now.

Here are the links:


SerNet provides new sets of SAMBA+ 4.9.3, 4.8.7 and 4.7.12 packages. The packages are available for various SUSE and Red Hat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu.

The recent security releases introduced a regression bug which affects the Samba DNS server. The DNS server limits the number of records in an answer to 20 records. This can break the functionality in setups with more than 20 Domain Controllers. The new packages solve this issue. Please update affected systems.

These packages also introduce one novelty: As of now, SAMBA+ is also available for Oracle Linux!

SAMBA+ packages and all later versions are available as software subscription. They can be purchased at the SAMBA+ shop, detailed information and prices are listed at https://shop.samba.plus. The subscriptions are managed at our platform OPOSSO (https://oposso.samba.plus). Users can activate their subscriptions here and manage access credentials. The new SAMBA+ packages are included in existing subscriptions.


SAMBA+ 4.9.3, 4.8.7 and 4.7.12 packages have just been released by SerNet. These are important security releases, please update affected systems as soon as possible. The packages are available for various SUSE and Red Hat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu.

The packages address the following issues:

Samba 4.9.3 addresses all CVEs listed above. Samba 4.8.7 and 4.7.12 addresses all except CVE-2018-16852 and CVE-2018-16857.

The SAMBA+ binary packages are not affected by the following issue, which is part of the Samba security releases:

* CVE-2018-16853 Samba AD DC S4U2Self crash in experimental MIT Kerberos configuration

SAMBA+ packages and all later versions are available as software subscription. They can be purchased at the SAMBA+ shop, detailed information and prices are listed at https://shop.samba.plus. The subscriptions are managed at our platform OPOSSO (https://oposso.samba.plus). Users can activate their subscriptions here and manage access credentials. The new SAMBA+ packages are included in existing subscriptions.


SAMBA+ 4.9.2 has just been released by SerNet. Packages for various SUSE and Red Hat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu are available now.

These packages address a lot of issues, which are listed in the Samba 4.9.2 release history.

The new 4.8.6-17 packages include fixes for the fruit vfs module:

SAMBA+ packages and all later versions are available as software subscription. They can be purchased at the SAMBA+ shop, detailed information and prices are listed at https://shop.samba.plus. The subscriptions are managed at our platform OPOSSO (https://oposso.samba.plus). Users can activate their subscriptions here and manage access credentials. The new SAMBA+ packages are included in existing subscriptions.


SAMBA+ 4.7.11 has just been released by SerNet. Packages for various SUSE and Red Hat platforms as well as for Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu are available now.

These packages address a lot of issues, which are listed in the Samba 4.7.11 release history.

The fixes for the samba memory leak bug #13362 and the vfs-fruit truncate bug #13441 are already included in the previous SAMBA+ 4.7 release.

The recently released 4.9.1-6 and 4.8.6-14 packages solve a bug, which is related to CTDB setups, where Samba client tools crashes:

  • Bug 13465 – testparm crashes with PANIC: messaging not initialized

The SAMBA+ 4.7 and 4.8 packages are now also available for openSUSE Leap 15 and SLES 15.

SAMBA+ packages and all later versions are available as software subscription. They can be purchased at the SAMBA+ shop, detailed information and prices are listed at https://shop.samba.plus. The subscriptions are managed at our platform OPOSSO (https://oposso.samba.plus). Users can activate their subscriptions here and manage access credentials. The new SAMBA+ packages are included in existing subscriptions.


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