Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1762-2 systemd -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
26 Apr 2019
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
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In the recently uploaded systemd security update (215-17+deb8u12 via DLA-1762-1), a regression was discovered in the fix for CVE-2017-18078.

The observation of Debian jessie LTS users was, that after upgrading to +deb8u12 temporary files would not have the correct ownerships and permissions anymore (instead of a file being owned by a specific user and/or group, files were being owned by root:root; setting POSIX file permissions (rwx, etc.) was also affected).

For Debian 8 Jessie, this regression problem has been fixed in version 215-17+deb8u13.

We recommend that you upgrade your systemd packages.

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