RHEL 4 : udev (RHSA-2005:864)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated udev packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

The udev package contains an implementation of devfs in userspace
using sysfs and /sbin/hotplug.

Richard Cunningham discovered a flaw in the way udev sets permissions
on various files in /dev/input. It may be possible for an
authenticated attacker to gather sensitive data entered by a user at
the console, such as passwords. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-3631 to this issue.

All users of udev should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-3631.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-864.html

Solution :

Update the affected udev package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20361 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-3631