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Various systemd vulnerabilities

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-01-12 11:09

The bloated code base of systemd hides many potential vulnerabilities, some new ones have just been uncovered:

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tra ... 2018-16864

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tra ... 2018-16865

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tra ... 2018-16866

Hopefully they'll be fixed soon.
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Re: Various systemd vulnerabilities

Postby llivv » 2019-01-12 11:36

doesn't ipleak.net say it all? ( icon for groooan here)
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Re: Various systemd vulnerabilities

Postby golinux » 2019-01-12 16:03

Just the tip of the iceberg . . . way to go Debian . . . great choice to follow the CorporateCamelCaseComedians . . .
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Re: Various systemd vulnerabilities

Postby bw123 » 2019-01-12 19:25

Well thanks for the heads-up, my first reaction was check the backport ver, but it's 239 and the problems have been fixed in ver 240 FWICT?

Even if we get these fixed, I'm thinking yeah maybe tip of the iceberg. Hard to find the bugs, hard to implement the fixes. Some of these go way back.

I didn;t spend any time at all trying to understand what the bugs are or how serious or anything... why bother? nothing to do about it anyway.
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Re: Various systemd vulnerabilities

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-01-12 19:47

Before we all get carried away, please note that the vulnerabilities are local in nature unless systemd-journal-remote is enabled, which is unlikely.
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Re: Various systemd vulnerabilities

Postby Wheelerof4te » 2019-01-13 22:06

Chill your horses, the vulns are fixed:
https://lists.debian.org/debian-securit ... 00005.html

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Re: Various systemd vulnerabilities

Postby sunrat » 2019-01-14 00:12

Wheelerof4te wrote:Chill your horses, the vulns are fixed:
https://lists.debian.org/debian-securit ... 00005.html

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Thank $(deity)! I dread the day systemd causes the end of the human race as seemingly predicted by some correspondents. We all thought it would be climate change, pollution, or global nuclear war. :mrgreen:
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Re: Various systemd vulnerabilities

Postby bw123 » 2019-01-14 00:15

That's great. Thanks for keeping people aware of the work being done.
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgrepo ... t=unstable
https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues
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