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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201810-10

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201810-10
Posted Oct 31, 2018
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201810-10 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in systemd, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code. Versions less than 239-r2 are affected.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2018-15686, CVE-2018-15687, CVE-2018-15688
MD5 | ccdf59040b5185849799e4e2123418d8

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201810-10

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Severity: High
Title: systemd: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: October 30, 2018
Bugs: #669664, #669716
ID: 201810-10

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in systemd, the worst of which
may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

A system and service manager.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 sys-apps/systemd < 239-r2 >= 239-r2

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in systemd. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

An attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code, cause a Denial of
Service condition, or gain escalated privileges.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All systemd users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/systemd-239-r2"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2018-15686
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-15686
[ 2 ] CVE-2018-15687
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-15687
[ 3 ] CVE-2018-15688
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-15688

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201810-10

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2018 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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