Linux core component Systemd exists Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Security researchers have recently revealed a vulnerability in Systemd, a core component of the Linux system, that exploits root privileges and steals confidential information.

Including memory corruptions CVE-2018-16864 and CVE-2018-16865 and an information leak CVE-2018-16866. At present, the vulnerability is only submitted but the POC has not been published. The researchers said that the POC will be published for analysis.

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The researchers write, “we developed an exploit for CVE-2018-16865 and CVE-2018-16866 that obtains a local root shell in 10 minutes on i386 and 70 minutes on amd64, on average.”  These vulnerabilities affect all systemd-based Linux distributions, including Redhat and Debian. However, SUSE Linux Enterprise 15/openSUSE Leap 15 and Fedora 28/29 are not affected by this vulnerability.