Vulnerability CVE-2018-16866


Published: 2019-01-11

Description:
An out of bounds read was discovered in systemd-journald in the way it parses log messages that terminate with a colon ':'. A local attacker can use this flaw to disclose process memory data. Versions from v221 to v239 are vulnerable.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
Med.
systemd-journald Memory Corruption / Information Leak
Qualys
10.01.2019

Type:

CWE-125

(Out-of-bounds Read)

CVSS2 => (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
2.1/10
2.9/10
3.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
None
None
Affected software
Netapp -> Active iq performance analytics services 
Netapp -> Element software 
Freedesktop -> Systemd 
Debian -> Debian linux 
Canonical -> Ubuntu linux 

 References:
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/152841/System-Down-A-systemd-journald-Exploit.html
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2019/May/21
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2019/05/10/4
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/106527
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2018-16866
https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/May/25
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201903-07
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20190117-0001/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3855-1/
https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4367
https://www.qualys.com/2019/01/09/system-down/system-down.txt

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