Oracle Linux 6 : udisks (ELSA-2014-0293)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:0293 :

Updated udisks packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.

The udisks package provides a daemon, a D-Bus API, and command line
utilities for managing disks and storage devices.

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way udisks handled
files with long path names. A malicious, local user could use this
flaw to create a specially crafted directory structure that, when
processed by the udisks daemon, could lead to arbitrary code execution
with the privileges of the udisks daemon (root). (CVE-2014-0004)

This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of the Red Hat Product
Security Team.

All udisks users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2014-March/004015.html

Solution :

Update the affected udisks packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73009 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66081

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0004