GLSA-200904-18 : udev: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200904-18
(udev: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Sebastian Krahmer of SUSE discovered the following two vulnerabilities:
udev does not verify the origin of NETLINK messages
properly (CVE-2009-1185).
A buffer overflow exists in the
util_path_encode() function in lib/libudev-util.c (CVE-2009-1186).

Impact :

A local attacker could gain root privileges by sending specially
crafted NETLINK messages to udev or cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All udev users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-fs/udev-124-r2'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36197 (gentoo_GLSA-200904-18.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 34536

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1185