Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : systemd vulnerability (USN-3806-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 118750
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Synopsis

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

Description

Felix 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.

Solution

Update the affected systemd package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3806-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 118750

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3806-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/6/2018

Updated: 4/27/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:systemd, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/5/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/26/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-15688

USN: 3806-1