Re: [Samba] How does SMB 3.0 encryption work?
- Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:28:22 +1200
- From: Andrew Bartlett via samba <samba@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Samba] How does SMB 3.0 encryption work?
On Mon, 2017-08-14 at 06:45 -0400, Daniel Benoy via samba wrote:
> Is it perhaps using your password somehow? Like, if an attacker knew the
> password that the client is using to connect, would it then be able to
> MITM and watch all the writes and reads that client performs, but since
> an attacker is unlikely to know your password already, then they're
> unable to know the initial symmetric cipher that each side is
> expecting... or something like that?
This is essentially correct, for NTLM.
For Kerberos, it is the shared secret between the KDC and the file
server, and then the password between you and the KDC.
I'm drastically simplifying and in both cases, session keys are not
directly the password, but things encrypted with the password and
It isn't public key based.
I hope this helps,
Andrew Bartlett http://samba.org/~abartlet/
Authentication Developer, Samba Team http://samba.org
Samba Developer, Catalyst IT http://catalyst.net.nz/services/samba
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