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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
27 October 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2017-15908
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators
running systemd check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3466-1
October 26, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- - Ubuntu 17.10
- - Ubuntu 17.04
systemd could be made to temporarily stop responding if it received
specially crafted network traffic.
- - systemd: system and service manager
Karim Hossen & Thomas Imbert discovered that systemd-resolved incorrectly
handled certain DNS responses. A remote attacker could possibly use this
issue to cause systemd to temporarily stop responding, resulting in a
denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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