[USN-3094-1] Systemd vulnerability

Steve Beattie steve.beattie at canonical.com
Thu Sep 29 08:17:27 UTC 2016

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3094-1
September 29, 2016

systemd vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


The system could be made unavailable under certain conditions.

Software Description:
- systemd: system and service manager


Andrew Ayer discovered that Systemd improperly handled zero-length
notification messages. A local unprivileged attacker could use
this to cause a denial of service (init crash leading to system

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  systemd                         229-4ubuntu10

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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