CVE-2016-7795

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-09-28
CWE:
CWE-617
Bugzilla:
1380286: CVE-2016-7795 systemd: Assertion failure when PID 1 receives a zero-length message over notify socket
A flaw was found in the way systemd handled empty notification messages. A local attacker could use this flaw to make systemd freeze its execution, preventing further management of system services, system shutdown, or zombie process collection via systemd.

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CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5.6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Complete

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 6.8
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact High

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 7.2 (systemd) RHSA-2016:2694 2016-11-09
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (systemd) RHSA-2016:2610 2016-11-03
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