CVE-2018-16865

Source
Severity High
Remote No
Type Arbitrary code execution
Description
A memory corruption vulnerability has been found in the journald component of systemd >= v201 and <= v240, in the journal_file_append_entry() function. Sending a large "native" message to /run/systemd/journal/socket led to an attacker-controlled alloca(), which could be used to override the content of the memory, in the stack-clash fashion.
Group Package Affected Fixed Severity Status Ticket
AVG-845 systemd 240.0-3 240.34-1 High Fixed
Date Advisory Group Package Severity Description
12 Jan 2019 ASA-201901-9 AVG-845 systemd High arbitrary code execution
References
https://www.qualys.com/2019/01/09/system-down/system-down.txt
https://github.com/systemd/systemd/pull/11374
https://github.com/systemd/systemd/pull/11374/commits/052c57f132f04a3cf4148f87561618da1a6908b4