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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
19 February 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2019-6454
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3891-1
February 18, 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- - Ubuntu 18.10
- - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
systemd could be made to crash if it received specially a crafted
- - systemd: system and service manager
It was discovered that systemd incorrectly handled certain D-Bus messages=
A local unprivileged attacker could exploit this in order to crash the
init process, resulting in a system denial-of-service (kernel panic).
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
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