openSUSE Security Update : systemd (openSUSE-2016-1184)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for systemd fixes the following issues :

- CVE-2016-7796: A zero-length message received over
systemd's notification socket could make
manager_dispatch_notify_fd() return an error and, as a
side effect, disable the notification handler
completely. As the notification socket is
world-writable, this could have allowed a local user to
perform a denial-of-service attack against systemd.

Additionally, the following non-security fixes are included :

- Fix HMAC calculation when appending a data object to
journal. (bsc#1000435)

- Never accept file descriptors from file systems with
mandatory locking enabled. (bsc#954374)

- Do not warn about missing install info with 'preset'.

- Save /run/systemd/users/UID before starting
[email protected] (bsc#996269)

- Make sure that /var/lib/systemd/sysv-convert/database is
always initialized. (bsc#982211)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected systemd packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94060 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-7796

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