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Red Hat: CVE-2018-16864: Important: systemd security update (RHSA-2019:0049) Vulnerability

  • Severity: 4
  • Published: January 11, 2019

An allocation of memory without limits, that could result in the stack clashing with another memory region, was discovered in systemd-journald when a program with long command line arguments calls syslog. A local attacker may use this flaw to crash systemd-journald or escalate his privileges. Versions through v240 are vulnerable.

Debian: CVE-2018-16864: systemd -- security update Vulnerability

  • Severity: 4
  • Published: January 10, 2019

An allocation of memory without limits, that could result in the stack clashing with another memory region, was discovered in systemd-journald when a program with long command line arguments calls syslog. A local attacker may use this flaw to crash systemd-journald or escalate his privileges. Versions through v240 are vulnerable.

SUSE: CVE-2018-16864: SUSE Linux Security Advisory Vulnerability

  • Severity: 4
  • Published: January 09, 2019

Details for this vulnerability have not been published by NIST at this point. Descriptions from software vendor advisories for this issue are provided below.

From SUSE_CVE-2018-16864:

An allocation of memory without limits, that could result in the stack clashing with another memory region, was discovered i...