CVE-2018-15686

Published: 26 October 2018

A vulnerability in unit_deserialize of systemd allows an attacker to supply arbitrary state across systemd re-execution via NotifyAccess. This can be used to improperly influence systemd execution and possibly lead to root privilege escalation. Affected releases are systemd versions up to and including 239.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 9.8

Status

Package Release Status
systemd
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Pending

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (237-3ubuntu10.6)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus)
Released (229-4ubuntu21.8)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(binary not built)
Patches:
Upstream: https://github.com/systemd/systemd/pull/10519
Upstream: https://github.com/systemd/systemd/commit/9f1c81d80a435d15ca1bd536a6d043c18c81c047