USN-3094-1: Systemd vulnerability
29 September 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
The system could be made unavailable under certain conditions.
- systemd - system and service manager
Andrew Ayer discovered that Systemd improperly handled zero-length notification messages. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (init crash leading to system unavailability).
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
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.