[USN-5013-2] systemd vulnerabilities

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Tue Jul 20 18:02:44 UTC 2021

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5013-2
July 20, 2021

systemd vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM


Several security issues were fixed in systemd.

Software Description:
- systemd: system and service manager


USN-5013-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in systemd. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

 It was discovered that systemd incorrectly handled certain mount paths. A
 local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause systemd to crash,
 resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2021-33910)

 Mitchell Frank discovered that systemd incorrectly handled DHCP FORCERENEW
 packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to reconfigure
 servers. (CVE-2020-13529)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
  systemd                         229-4ubuntu21.31+esm1

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all
the necessary changes.

  CVE-2020-13529, CVE-2021-33910
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