Public Date:
859104: CVE-2013-4393 systemd: Possibility of denial of logging service by processing native messages from file

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

journald in systemd, when the origin of native messages is set to file, allows local users to cause a denial of service (logging service blocking) via a crafted file descriptor.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4393 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 2.1
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of the Red Hat Product Security Team.