Scientific Linux Security Update : systemd on SL7.x x86_64 (20190806)

high Nessus Plugin ID 128265


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Security Fix(es) :

- systemd: line splitting via fgets() allows for state injection during daemon-reexec (CVE-2018-15686)

- systemd: out-of-bounds read when parsing a crafted syslog message (CVE-2018-16866)

- systemd: kills privileged process if unprivileged PIDFile was tampered (CVE-2018-16888)


Update the affected packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 128265

File Name: sl_20190806_systemd_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/27/2019

Updated: 7/30/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-15686


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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


Risk Factor: High

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: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libgudev1, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libgudev1-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:systemd, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:systemd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:systemd-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:systemd-journal-gateway, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:systemd-libs, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:systemd-networkd, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:systemd-python, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:systemd-resolved, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:systemd-sysv, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/6/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/26/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-15686, CVE-2018-16866, CVE-2018-16888