systemd: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201810-10

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

Affected Packages

sys-apps/systemd on all architectures
Affected versions < 239-r2
Unaffected versions >= 239-r2

Background

A system and service manager.

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

Release Date
October 30, 2018

Latest Revision
October 30, 2018: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
local, remote

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