Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.04 : systemd vulnerability (USN-3341-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

An out-of-bounds write was discovered in systemd-resolved when
handling specially crafted DNS responses. A remote attacker could
potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service (daemon crash)
or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-9445).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected systemd package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.0
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 101083 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-9445

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