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Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:39:39 -0400
From: Marc Deslauriers <>
Subject: CVE Request: systemd stack-based buffer overflow in systemd-ask-password


>From the Red Hat bug:
A stack-based buffer overflow was found in systemd-ask-password, a utility used
to query a system password or passphrase from the user, using a question message
specified on the command line. A local user could this flaw to crash the binary
or even execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the program.

Bug report:


Could a CVE please be assigned to this issue?



Marc Deslauriers
Ubuntu Security Engineer     |
Canonical Ltd.               |

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