USN-2392-1: systemd-shim vulnerability

30 October 2014

systemd-shim vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 14.10

Summary

A denial of service issue was fixed in systemd-shim.

Software Description

  • systemd-shim - shim for systemd

Details

It was discovered that systemd-shim incorrectly shipped with a debugging clause enabled. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.10
systemd-shim - 8-1ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

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