Use After Free

Affecting systemd package, versions <237-3ubuntu10.38

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Overview

A heap use-after-free vulnerability was found in systemd before version v245-rc1, where asynchronous Polkit queries are performed while handling dbus messages. A local unprivileged attacker can abuse this flaw to crash systemd services or potentially execute code and elevate their privileges, by sending specially crafted dbus messages.

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CVSS Score

7.8
medium 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-2020-1712
CWE
CWE-416
Snyk ID
SNYK-UBUNTU1804-SYSTEMD-546491
Disclosed
31 Mar, 2020
Published
05 Feb, 2020