CVE-2019-3815

Published: 28 January 2019

A memory leak was discovered in the backport of fixes for CVE-2018-16864 in Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Function dispatch_message_real() in journald-server.c does not free the memory allocated by set_iovec_field_free() to store the `_CMDLINE=` entry. A local attacker may use this flaw to make systemd-journald crash. This issue only affects versions shipped with Red Hat Enterprise since v219-62.2.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 3.3

Status

Package Release Status
systemd
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable

Notes

AuthorNote
mdeslaur
caused by security fix backport
Ubuntu was not affected by this issue

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