This bug was fixed in the package systemd - 229-4ubuntu11
systemd (229-4ubuntu11) xenial; urgency=medium
* 73-usb-net-by-mac.rules: Split kernel command line import line.
Reportedly this makes the rule actually work on some platforms. Thanks
Alp Toker! (LP: #1593379)
* fsckd: Do not exit on idle timeout if there are still clients connected
(Closes: #788050, LP: #1547844)
* libnss-*.prerm: Remove possible [key=value] options from NSS modules as
well. (LP: #1625584)
* Backport networkd 231. Compared to 229 this has a lot of fixes, some of
which we need for good netplan support. Backporting them individually
would be a lot more work and a lot less robust, and we did not use/support
networkd in 16.04 so far. Drop the other network related patches as they
are included in this backport now. (LP: #1627641)
* debian/tests/networkd: Re-enable the the DHCPv6 tests. The DHCPv6
behaviour is fixed with the above backport now.
* pid1: process zero-length notification messages again. Just remove the
assertion, the "n" value was not used anyway. This fixes a local DoS due
to unprocessed/unclosed fds which got introduced by the previous fix.
* pid1: Robustify manager_dispatch_notify_fd(). If
manager_dispatch_notify_fd() fails and returns an error then the handling
of service notifications will be disabled entirely leading to a
compromised system. (side issue of LP: #1628687)
-- Martin Pitt <martin.p...@ubuntu.com> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 21:43:04
** Changed in: systemd (Ubuntu Xenial)
Status: Fix Committed => Fix Released
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Assertion failure when PID 1 receives a zero-length message over
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Systemd fails an assertion in manager_invoke_notify_message when a
zero-length message is received over /run/systemd/notify. This allows
a local user to perform a denial-of-service attack against PID 1.
How to trigger the bug:
$ while true; do NOTIFY_SOCKET=/run/systemd/notify systemd-notify "";
The following entries are written into /var/log/syslog, at this point
systemd is crashed.
Sep 28 20:57:20 ubuntu systemd: Started User Manager for UID 1000.
Sep 28 20:57:28 ubuntu systemd: Assertion 'n > 0' failed at
../src/core/manager.c:1501, function manager_invoke_notify_message(). Aborting.
Sep 28 20:57:29 ubuntu systemd: Caught <ABRT>, dumped core as pid 1307.
Sep 28 20:57:29 ubuntu systemd: Freezing execution.
Public bug: https://github.com/systemd/systemd/issues/4234
The original USN/security fix in
another local DoS due to fd exhaustion:
NOTIFY_SOCKET=/run/systemd/notify python3 -c 'from systemd import
daemon; daemon.notify("", fds=*100)'
Run this a few times and watch "sudo ls -l /proc/1/fd" grow.
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