CVE-2017-9445: systemd Hit By New Security Vulnerability

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Security on 28 June 2017 at 07:39 AM EDT. 89 Comments
CVE-2017-9445 is regarding a vulnerability opened by systemd that could allow malicious actors to crash the program or run programs via a specially crafted DNS response.

This "high" level security notice is regarding an out-of-bounds write in systemd-resolved that could allow a remote attacker to crash the daemon or execute arbitrary code via a DNS response. This bug has been present since systemd 223 and was still present in systemd as of yesterday. Of course, systemd-resolved must be running on the system for your system to be vulnerable.

More details via this oss-security report by a Canonical employee and this CVE report.
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