Memory Leak

Affecting systemd package, versions <232-25+deb9u8

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Overview

A memory leak was discovered in the backport of fixes for CVE-2018-16864 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Function dispatch_message_real() in journald-server.c does not free the memory allocated by set_iovec_field_free() to store the _CMDLINE= entry. A local attacker may use this flaw to make systemd-journald crash. This issue only affects versions shipped with Red Hat Enterprise since v219-62.2.

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CVSS Score

3.3
low severity
  • Attack Vector
    Local
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    Low
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    None
  • Integrity
    None
  • Availability
    Low
CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
CVE
CVE-2019-3815
CWE
CWE-401
Snyk ID
SNYK-DEBIAN9-SYSTEMD-305184
Disclosed
28 Jan, 2019
Published
18 Jan, 2019