Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : systemd vulnerability (USN-3806-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 118750
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionFelix Wilhelm discovered that the systemd-networkd DHCPv6 client
incorrectly handled certain DHCPv6 messages. In configurations where
systemd-networkd is being used, an attacker on the same network could
use this issue to cause systemd-networkd to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected systemd package.