Scientific Linux Security Update : udev on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

It was discovered that udev did not properly check the origin of
Netlink messages. A local attacker could use this flaw to gain root
privileges via a crafted Netlink message sent to udev, causing it to
create a world-writable block device file for an existing system block
device (for example, the root file system). (CVE-2009-1185)

After installing the update, the udevd daemon will be restarted

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected libvolume_id, libvolume_id-devel and / or udev

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60570 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1185