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

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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.
(bsc#1001765)

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'.
(bsc#970293)

- 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 :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1000435
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1001765
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=954374
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=970293
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=982211
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=996269

Solution :

Update the affected systemd packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94060 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-7796

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