SuSE 10 Security Update : udev (ZYPP Patch Number 6203)

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)

The previous update did not apply the actual patch fixing this
problem, as was reported to us by SGI.

Please reboot the machine after installing the update, or run:
/etc/init.d/boot.udev restart

See also :

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 6203.

Risk factor :

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

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 41594 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1185

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