Debian Security Advisory

DLA-659-1 systemd -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
18 Oct 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 839607.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-7796.
More information:

The manager_dispatch_notify_fd function in systemd allowed local users to cause a denial of service (system hang) via a zero-length message received over a notify socket, which caused an error to be returned and the notification handler to be disabled.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 44-11+deb7u5.

We recommend that you upgrade your systemd packages.

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