Ubuntu 16.10 / 17.04 : systemd vulnerability (USN-3341-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 101083
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionAn 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).
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SolutionUpdate the affected systemd package.