systemd: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201612-34

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in systemd, the worst of which may allow execution of arbitrary code.

Affected Packages

sys-apps/systemd on all architectures
Affected versions < 208
Unaffected versions >= 208

Background

A system and service manager.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in systemd. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

An attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or gain escalated privileges.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All systemd users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/systemd-208"
 

References

Release Date
December 13, 2016

Latest Revision
December 13, 2016: 2

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local, remote

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