RHEL 8 : systemd (RHSA-2024:3203)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 197783


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update for systemd.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RHSA-2024:3203 advisory.

The systemd packages contain systemd, a system and service manager for Linux, compatible with the SysV and LSB init scripts. It provides aggressive parallelism capabilities, uses socket and D-Bus activation for starting services, offers on-demand starting of daemons, and keeps track of processes using Linux cgroups.
In addition, it supports snapshotting and restoring of the system state, maintains mount and automount points, and implements an elaborate transactional dependency-based service control logic. It can also work as a drop-in replacement for sysvinit.

Security Fix(es):

* systemd-resolved: Unsigned name response in signed zone is not refused when DNSSEC=yes (CVE-2023-7008)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Additional Changes:

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.10 Release Notes linked from the References section.

Tenable has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux security advisory.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the RHEL systemd package based on the guidance in RHSA-2024:3203.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 197783

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2024-3203.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/23/2024

Updated: 5/23/2024

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-7008


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 5.2

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:systemd-journal-remote, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:systemd-pam, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:systemd, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:systemd-container, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:systemd-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:systemd-udev, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:systemd-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:systemd-tests

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/22/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/23/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-7008

CWE: 300

RHSA: 2024:3203