SuSE 10 Security Update : udev (ZYPP Patch Number 6153)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

This update fixes a local privilege escalation in udev.

- udev did not check the origin of the netlink messages. A
local attacker could fake device create events and so
gain root privileges. (CVE-2009-1185)

It also fixes three bugs :

- Fixup persistent symlinks for tapes. (bnc#446534)

- Fixup broken ATA compability links. (bnc#447995)

- Add by-path links for tapes (bnc#478132)

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-1185.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 6153.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 41593 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1185

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