Allocation of Resources Without Limits or Throttling

Affecting systemd package, versions <215-17+deb8u9

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Overview

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.

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CVSS Score

7.8
high severity
  • Attack Vector
    Local
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    Low
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    High
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE
CVE-2018-16864
CWE
CWE-770
Snyk ID
SNYK-DEBIAN8-SYSTEMD-305081
Disclosed
11 Jan, 2019
Published
11 Jan, 2019