Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4367-1 systemd -- security update

Date Reported:
13 Jan 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 918841, Bug 918848.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-16864, CVE-2018-16865, CVE-2018-16866.
More information:

The Qualys Research Labs discovered multiple vulnerabilities in systemd-journald. Two memory corruption flaws, via attacker-controlled allocations using the alloca function (CVE-2018-16864, CVE-2018-16865) and an out-of-bounds read flaw leading to an information leak (CVE-2018-16866), could allow an attacker to cause a denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.

Further details in the Qualys Security Advisory at

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 232-25+deb9u7.

We recommend that you upgrade your systemd packages.

For the detailed security status of systemd please refer to its security tracker page at: