Bug 799902 - (CVE-2012-1101) CVE-2012-1101 systemd: Units that failed to load were not cleaned up leading to DoS
CVE-2012-1101 systemd: Units that failed to load were not cleaned up leading ...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 680122
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Reported: 2012-03-05 06:42 EST by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2015-07-31 02:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-03-05 06:52:26 EST
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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-03-05 06:42:18 EST
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.

[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=680122
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=662029
[3] https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=750397
[4] http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2012/q1/537

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[5] http://cgit.freedesktop.org/systemd/systemd/commit/?id=9a46fc3b9014de1bf0ed1f3004a536b08a19ebb3
Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-03-05 06:52:26 EST
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.

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