Debian DSA-4367-1 : systemd - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 121136


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


The Qualys Research Labs discovered multiple vulnerabilities in systemd-journald. Two memory corruption flaws, via attacker-controlled allocations using the alloca function (CVE-2018-16864, CVE-2018-16865 ) and an out-of-bounds read flaw leading to an information leak (CVE-2018-16866 ), could allow an attacker to cause a denial of service or the execution of arbitrary code.

Further details in the Qualys Security Advisory at


Upgrade the systemd packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 232-25+deb9u7.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 121136

File Name: debian_DSA-4367.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/01/14

Updated: 2019/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:systemd, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2019/01/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/01/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16864, CVE-2018-16865, CVE-2018-16866

DSA: 4367