Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 799902
CVE-2012-1101 systemd: Units that failed to load were not cleaned up leading to DoS
Last modified: 2015-07-31 02:48:15 EDT
A security flaw was found in the way systemd loaded configuration for non-existent service(s). A local user could use this flaw to create entry in systemd's service list for that service via 'systemctl status non-existent.service', potentially leading to denial of service (failure of login procedure) when the list of previously loaded units reached upper limit.
This issue did NOT affect the current versions (systemd-26-16.fc15 and systemd-37-13.fc16 respectively) of the systemd package, as being actually present within Fedora release of 15 and 16.