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.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS