CVE-2019-3815

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2019-01-14
CWE:
CWE-400
Bugzilla:
1666690: CVE-2019-3815 systemd: memory leak in journald-server.c introduced by fix for CVE-2018-16864
A memory leak was discovered in the backport of fixes for CVE-2018-16864 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Function dispatch_message_real() in journald-server.c does not free the memory allocated by set_iovec_field_free() to store the `_CMDLINE=` entry. A local attacker may use this flaw to make systemd-journald crash.

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Statement

This issue affects version 219-62 of systemd as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 3.3
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Low

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (systemd) RHSA-2019:0201 2019-01-29

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 systemd Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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