Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : systemd vulnerability (USN-3094-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 93809
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionAndrew Ayer discovered that Systemd improperly handled zero-length notification messages. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (init crash leading to system unavailability).
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SolutionUpdate the affected systemd package.