Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : udev vulnerabilities (USN-758-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Sebastian Krahmer discovered that udev did not correctly validate
netlink message senders. A local attacker could send specially crafted
messages to udev in order to gain root privileges. (CVE-2009-1185)

Sebastian Krahmer discovered a buffer overflow in the path encoding
routines in udev. A local attacker could exploit this to crash udev,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-1186).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36530 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1185