Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1711-1 systemd -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
13 Mar 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 924060.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-3815.
More information:

A memory leak was discovered in the backport of fixes for CVE-2018-16864 in systemd-journald.

Function dispatch_message_real() in journald-server.c does not free allocated memory to store the `_CMDLINE=` entry. A local attacker may use this flaw to make systemd-journald crash.

Note that as the systemd-journald service is not restarted automatically a restart of the service or more safely a reboot is advised.

For Debian 8 Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 215-17+deb8u11.

We recommend that you upgrade your systemd packages.

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