Bug#837183: systemd: unprivileged call to systemd-resolve starts systemd-resolved even when masked

Brian Kroth bpkroth at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 23:20:33 BST 2016

Michael Biebl <biebl at debian.org> 2016-09-09 23:33:
>Am 09.09.2016 um 22:47 schrieb Brian Kroth:
>> Package: systemd
>> Version: 230-7~bpo8+2
>> Severity: normal
>> Tags: security
>> Dear Maintainer,
>> systemd appears to start systemd-resolved, even when it's been masked,
>> in the background even when an unprivileged user calls systemd-resolve.
>> However, calls to start the service manually via systemctl are rejected
>> (correctly).
>> This seems like an error and a potential security issue.
>> Details on my test and setup are as follows.  Let me know if you have
>> any questions or need any other information.
>I assume you have libnss-resolve installed and enabled (in /etc/nsswitch)?


# grep '^[^#]' /etc/nsswitch.conf 
passwd:         files ldap
group:          files ldap
shadow:         files 
hosts:          files dns
networks:       files
protocols:      db files
services:       db files
ethers:         db files
rpc:            db files
netgroup:       files

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