linux-image-2.6.24-12-generic: Enable CONFIG_CIFS_WEAK_PW_HASH in configuration to support unecrypted connections to servers

Hans-Christian Egtvedt egtvedt at
Mon Mar 10 09:17:06 UTC 2008

Package: linux-image-2.6.24-12-generic
Version: 2.6.24-12.19
Severity: wishlist

Could CONFIG_CIFS_WEAK_PW_HASH please be defined in the configuration
for the kernel. This will let me connect to unsecure servers.

If I try to smbmount a share it returns with:

mount error 13 = Permission denied

Dmesg states:

[ 1880.145086]  CIFS VFS: Server requests plain text password but client
support disabled
[ 1880.150314] Status code returned 0xc000006d NT_STATUS_LOGON_FAILURE
[ 1880.150329]  CIFS VFS: Send error in SessSetup = -13
[ 1878.090047]  CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -13

I assume enabling CONFIG_CIFS_WEAK_PW_HASH will let smbmount use
unecrypted connection.

Flagged as wishlist, although I would love to see it added (-:

If I degrade smbfs to 3.0.26a-1ubuntu2 it works fine, but will not use
the cifs kernel module. Ubuntu Hardy uses 3.0.28-4ubuntu1, which does
not work for me with unsecure servers.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers hardy-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'hardy-updates'), (500, 'hardy-security'), (500, 'hardy')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-12-generic (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_DK.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_DK.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages linux-image-2.6.24-12-generic depends on:
ii  coreutils [fileutils] 6.10-3ubuntu1      The GNU core utilities
ii  dpkg           package maintenance system for Deb
ii  initramfs-tools       0.85eubuntu26      tools for generating an initramfs
ii  module-init-tools     3.3-pre11-4ubuntu5 tools for managing Linux kernel mo

Versions of packages linux-image-2.6.24-12-generic recommends:
ii  grub                     0.97-29ubuntu18 GRand Unified Bootloader

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