Nasty Security flaw in Systemd



Condobloke

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It's all good.
The patch is sitting in the Update Manager waiting to be installed.

It arrived here this morning, possibly an hour ago....so 4.50AM (Sydney time Australia)

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Condobloke

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The security lads have been busy !!

""Systemd is used in almost all modern Linux distributions. This particular security hole arrived in the systemd code in April 2015.""

Pity they didn't pay attention 6 years ago?

Better late than never
 

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Perhaps of interest is an Updated Kernel just arrived in update manager Linux Mint 20.2 (Cinnamon)

It has no changelog.....quite unusual......perhaps it was rushed through?

I will be taking a Timeshift snapshot before installing that one....if I install it.
 

Nelson Muntz

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Ubuntu 20.04.2 and Linux Mint 20.1 Xfce patch installed zero problems.
 

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How can I tell if the patch was made to Debian 10 Buster?
 

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(from HERE)

The Debian Project also released today a security update for the systemd package to address CVE-2021-33910, a memory corruption vulnerability discovered by Qualys Research Labs where an attacker-controlled allocation using the alloca() function could crash systemd and the entire operating system.

Make sure that you also update the systemd package to version 241-7~deb10u8. To update your Debian GNU/Linux installations, run the sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade command in a terminal emulator or use your favorite graphical package manager.
 

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Great minds think alike!!
 

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Updates installed today, just goes to show how important keeping your system up to date is.
 

Condobloke

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Yes, woudn't it be luvverly! (from the musical).....somewhat unlikely but it would be good to see

The windows habits die hard. Pretend the updates are not there and perhaps they will go away !
 
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