High Toxicity Linux Vulnerabilities Could Cause System Down for Red Hat, Debian

Major Linux distributions, from Red Hat to Debian, are vulnerable to three bugs in systemd, a Linux initialisation system and service manager in widespread use, California-based security company Qualys said late yesterday. The systemd vulnerabilities comprise CVE-2018-16864 and CVE-2018-16865, two memory corruptions (attacker-controlled alloca()s) and CVE-2018-16866, an information leak (an out-of-bounds read), Qualys said.

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