CVE-2017-9445: Linux initialisation daemon (systemd) vulnerability

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Article ID: 15411

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Products

CA Privileged Access Manager - Cloakware Password Authority (PA) PAM SAFENET LUNA HSM CA Privileged Access Manager (PAM)

Issue/Introduction



Linux has reported a Security Vulnerability patch and I would like to know if this patch is installed in PAM or if this vulnerability does not affect our system. 

CVE-2017-9445:
Description: In systemd through 233, certain sizes passed to dns_packet_new in systemd-resolved can cause it to allocate a buffer that's too small. A malicious DNS server can exploit this via a response with a specially crafted TCP payload to trick systemd-resolved into allocating a buffer that's too small, and subsequently write arbitrary data beyond the end of it. 

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-9445
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2017/q2/618

 

Environment

All PAM Releases

Resolution

CA PAM is not affected by this vulnerability since it is not using systemd.