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In reply to How to Crash Systemd in One Tweet

Reader ferchunix on 2016-09-29 at 08:59:

Ok Andrew, it works, i tested it in Debian Stable and Ubuntu LTS 16.04, every systemd distro that relies all their init scripts in systemd will crash with that command with an unprivileged user, so my Debian Stable with old legacy init scripts is not vulnerable, new Ubuntu systemdized distros (16.04) will crash systemd, no new processes can be launched, launched processes can't restart/reload, you can't even shutdown or reboot gracefully... It's amazing but what about Responsible Disclosure?

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