Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : udev (MDVSA-2009:103-1)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Security vulnerabilities have been identified and fixed in udev.

udev before 1.4.1 does not verify whether a NETLINK message originates
from kernel space, which allows local users to gain privileges by
sending a NETLINK message from user space (CVE-2009-1185).

Buffer overflow in the util_path_encode function in
udev/lib/libudev-util.c in udev before 1.4.1 allows local users to
cause a denial of service (service outage) via vectors that trigger a
call with crafted arguments (CVE-2009-1186).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0
customers

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38658 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-103.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 34536
34539

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1185
CVE-2009-1186

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