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Title:      EGI SVG 'HEADS UP' [TLP:WHITE] Up to 'CRITICAL' risk systemd-journald vulnerabilities [EGI-SVG-2019-15258]   
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Title:      EGI SVG 'ADVISORY' [TLP:WHITE] Up to 'CRITICAL' risk systemd-journald vulnerabilities  
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            [EGI-SVG-2019-15258]   
  
 
Date:        2019-01-10  
 
Date:        2019-01-10  
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Updated:    2019-01-15  Updates available therefore Advisory issued.
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            2019-05-14  Update to inform that an exploit has been released.
  
 
Affected software and risk
 
Affected software and risk
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Up to CRITICAL risk vulnerabilities concerning systemd-journald
 
Up to CRITICAL risk vulnerabilities concerning systemd-journald
  
Package :systemd-journald
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Package : systemd-journald
CVE ID  :CVE-2018-16864,CVE-2018-16865,CVE-2018-16866
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CVE ID  : CVE-2018-16864,CVE-2018-16865,CVE-2018-16866
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A set of vulnerabilities in systemd-journald have been reported by Qualys[R 1] which can be used in combination
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to lead to a local root privilege escalation by any local user.
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**UPDATE 2019-05-14** Qualys released their exploit [R 8]
  
A set of vulnerabilities in systemd-journald have been reported by Qualys[R 1] which can be used in combination to lead to a local root privilege escalation by an authorised user.
 
  
  
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As of 10/01/2019 at 14:30 CET, updated versions of systemd are not generally available. This is a heads up that sites running systemd are urged to update relevant components as soon as they become available. This will primarily include sites that use RHEL/CentOS/SL (RedHat advisories: [R 2][R 3][R 4]).
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*UPDATE 15/1/2019*: Patches are available for RedHat [R 5], SL [R 6] and CentOS [R 7]. See also individual
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RedHat CVE  advisories [R 2][R 3][R 4].
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Sites running systemd are urged to update relevant components. This will primarily include sites that use RHEL/CentOS/SL.
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The most urgent hosts to update are worker nodes and UIs where users would typically have access to.
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Sites should be aware that if a public exploit is released which allows easy root access in the EGI
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infrastructure this vulnerability is likely to be elevated to 'Critical' and sites will then be required to
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patch within 7 days or risk suspension - Qualys have noted that they will publish a working exploit.
  
*Be aware* that this set of vulnerabilities is currently rated HIGH; however if a public exploit becomes available (and Qualys have noted that they will publish a working exploit) this will be updated to CRITICAL.
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Component installation information
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==================================
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The RPM installer for the new version of systemd will re-exec the systemd daemon, so a reboot is not required.
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Sites may in addition wish to restart the systemd-journald process using, for example,
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`systemctl restart systemd-journald`.
  
 
TLP and URL
 
TLP and URL
 
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** WHITE information - Unlimited distribution - see https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/EGI_CSIRT:TLP for distribution restrictions***                         
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** WHITE information -  
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  Unlimited distribution - see https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/EGI_CSIRT:TLP for distribution restrictions***                         
  
 
URL:  https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/SVG:Advisory-SVG-2019-15258
 
URL:  https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/SVG:Advisory-SVG-2019-15258
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report-vulnerability at egi.eu
 
report-vulnerability at egi.eu
 
   
 
   
the EGI Software Vulnerability Group will take a look according to the procedure defined in [R X]   
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the EGI Software Vulnerability Group will take a look according to the procedure defined in [R 9]   
  
Note that this has been updated and the latest version approved by the Operations Management Board in November 2017
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Note that this has been updated and the latest version approved by the Operations Management Board  
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in November 2017
  
  
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[R 3] https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-16865
 
[R 3] https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-16865
 
[R 4] https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-16866  
 
[R 4] https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-16866  
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[R 5] https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:0049
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[R 6] https://www.scientificlinux.org/category/sl-errata/slsa-20190049-1/
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[R 7] https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-January/023143.html
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[R 8] https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2019/05/10/4
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[R 9] https://documents.egi.eu/public/ShowDocument?docid=3145
  
 
Credit
 
Credit
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2019-01-10 SVG alerted to this issue by David Crooks
 
2019-01-10 SVG alerted to this issue by David Crooks
2018-01-10 Initial EGI SVG Risk Assessment completed
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2019-01-10 Initial EGI SVG Risk Assessment completed
2018-01-10 Heads Up sent to sites
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2019-01-10 Heads Up sent to sites
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2019-01-15 Changing to Advisory with updates being released by RedHat/SL/CentOS
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2019-05-14 Added that an exploit has been released.
  
 
Context
 
Context
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"To minimize the risk to the EGI infrastructure arising from software vulnerabilities"
 
"To minimize the risk to the EGI infrastructure arising from software vulnerabilities"
  
The risk is that assessed by the group, according to the EGI SVG issue handling procedure [R X]   
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The risk is that assessed by the group, according to the EGI SVG issue handling procedure [R 9]   
 
in the context of how the software is used in the EGI infrastructure. It is the opinion of the group,  
 
in the context of how the software is used in the EGI infrastructure. It is the opinion of the group,  
 
we do not guarantee it to be correct. The risk may also be higher or lower in other deployments  
 
we do not guarantee it to be correct. The risk may also be higher or lower in other deployments  
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On behalf of the EGI SVG,
 
On behalf of the EGI SVG,
 
David Crooks
 
 
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Latest revision as of 14:44, 14 May 2019

Main page Software Security Checklist Issue Handling Advisories Notes On Risk Advisory Template More

Advisory-SVG-2019-15258


Title:       EGI SVG 'ADVISORY' [TLP:WHITE] Up to 'CRITICAL' risk systemd-journald vulnerabilities 
             [EGI-SVG-2019-15258]  

Date:        2019-01-10 
Updated:     2019-01-15   Updates available therefore Advisory issued.
             2019-05-14   Update to inform that an exploit has been released.

Affected software and risk
==========================

Up to CRITICAL risk vulnerabilities concerning systemd-journald

Package : systemd-journald
CVE ID  : CVE-2018-16864,CVE-2018-16865,CVE-2018-16866

A set of vulnerabilities in systemd-journald have been reported by Qualys[R 1] which can be used in combination 
to lead to a local root privilege escalation by any local user.

**UPDATE 2019-05-14** Qualys released their exploit [R 8]



Actions required/recommended
============================

*UPDATE 15/1/2019*: Patches are available for RedHat [R 5], SL [R 6] and CentOS [R 7]. See also individual 
RedHat CVE  advisories [R 2][R 3][R 4].

Sites running systemd are urged to update relevant components. This will primarily include sites that use RHEL/CentOS/SL. 
The most urgent hosts to update are worker nodes and UIs where users would typically have access to.

Sites should be aware that if a public exploit is released which allows easy root access in the EGI 
infrastructure this vulnerability is likely to be elevated to 'Critical' and sites will then be required to
patch within 7 days or risk suspension - Qualys have noted that they will publish a working exploit.

Component installation information
==================================

The RPM installer for the new version of systemd will re-exec the systemd daemon, so a reboot is not required. 
Sites may in addition wish to restart the systemd-journald process using, for example, 
`systemctl restart systemd-journald`.

TLP and URL
===========

** WHITE information - 
   Unlimited distribution - see https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/EGI_CSIRT:TLP for distribution restrictions***                        

URL:   https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/SVG:Advisory-SVG-2019-15258

Minor updates may be made without re-distribution to the sites


Comments
========

Comments or questions should be sent to svg-rat  at  mailman.egi.eu

If you find or become aware of another vulnerability which is relevant to EGI you may report it by e-mail to  

report-vulnerability at egi.eu
 
the EGI Software Vulnerability Group will take a look according to the procedure defined in [R 9]  

Note that this has been updated and the latest version approved by the Operations Management Board 
in November 2017


References
==========

[R 1] https://www.qualys.com/2019/01/09/system-down/system-down.txt
[R 2] https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-16864 
[R 3] https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-16865
[R 4] https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2018-16866 
[R 5] https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2019:0049 
[R 6] https://www.scientificlinux.org/category/sl-errata/slsa-20190049-1/
[R 7] https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2019-January/023143.html
[R 8] https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2019/05/10/4
[R 9] https://documents.egi.eu/public/ShowDocument?docid=3145

Credit
======

SVG was alerted to this vulnerability by David Crooks


Timeline  
========
Yyyy-mm-dd  [EGI-SVG-2019-15258] 

2019-01-10 SVG alerted to this issue by David Crooks
2019-01-10 Initial EGI SVG Risk Assessment completed
2019-01-10 Heads Up sent to sites
2019-01-15 Changing to Advisory with updates being released by RedHat/SL/CentOS
2019-05-14 Added that an exploit has been released.

Context
=======

This advisory has been prepared as part of the effort to fulfil EGI SVG's purpose 
"To minimize the risk to the EGI infrastructure arising from software vulnerabilities"

The risk is that assessed by the group, according to the EGI SVG issue handling procedure [R 9]  
in the context of how the software is used in the EGI infrastructure. It is the opinion of the group, 
we do not guarantee it to be correct. The risk may also be higher or lower in other deployments 
depending on how the software is used.   

Others may re-use this information provided they:-

1) Respect the provided TLP classification

2) Credit the EGI https://www.egi.eu/ Software Vulnerability Group



On behalf of the EGI SVG,