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regarding libpam-smbpass: leaks file descriptors, eventually makes services 
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Package: libpam-smbpass
Version: 2:4.1.9+dfsg-1
Severity: important

It appears that libpam-smbpass, at least when used in some services, leaks
file descriptors.  This eventually causes the service in question to become
non-functional when the open FD limit is exceeded.

In my case, the service is openvpn.

I see many many copies of this set of file descriptors:

lr-x------ 1 root root 64 Jul 18 06:39 979 -> /dev/urandom
lrwx------ 1 root root 64 Jul 18 06:39 98 -> /var/lib/samba/private/passdb.tdb
lrwx------ 1 root root 64 Jul 18 06:39 980 -> /var/lib/samba/private/passdb.tdb
lrwx------ 1 root root 64 Jul 18 06:39 981 -> /var/lib/samba/account_policy.tdb
lrwx------ 1 root root 64 Jul 18 06:39 982 -> /var/cache/samba/gencache.tdb
lrwx------ 1 root root 64 Jul 18 06:39 983 -> /run/samba/gencache_notrans.tdb
lrwx------ 1 root root 64 Jul 18 06:39 984 -> /var/lib/samba/group_mapping.tdb
lrwx------ 1 root root 64 Jul 18 06:39 985 -> /var/lib/samba/private/secrets.tdb

Once the FD limit is reached, nobody can connect to the VPN until it is 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.14-1-amd64 (SMP w/12 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libpam-smbpass depends on:
ii  dpkg            1.17.10
ii  libbsd0         0.6.0-2
ii  libc6           2.19-5
ii  libpam-runtime  1.1.8-3
ii  libpam0g        1.1.8-3
ii  libtalloc2      2.1.1-1
ii  libwbclient0    2:4.1.9+dfsg-1
ii  samba-common    2:4.1.9+dfsg-1
ii  samba-libs      2:4.1.9+dfsg-1

libpam-smbpass recommends no packages.

Versions of packages libpam-smbpass suggests:
ii  samba  2:4.1.9+dfsg-1

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Version: 2:4.3.3+dfsg-1

libpam-smbpasswd was removed.

Mathieu Parent

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