Description:
It was discovered systemd does not correctly check the content of PIDFile files before using it to kill processes. When a service is run from an unprivileged user (e.g. User field set in the service file), a local attacker who is able to write to the PIDFile of the mentioned service may use this flaw to trick systemd into killing other services and/or privileged processes. Versions before v237 are vulnerable.

Severity: Low
More Information: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2018-16888

Namespace: debian:9
Feature: systemd
Feature Version: 232-25+deb9u12
Fixed By Version:
Assessment:
Ignore by apapadimoulis@inedo.local on 7/1/2020 1:32:09 AM
Expiration:
9/29/2020 1:32:09 AM (90 days from assessment)