openSUSE 10 Security Update : libudev-devel (libudev-devel-6158)

High Nessus Plugin ID 36182


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


This update fixes a local privilege escalation in udev.

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


Update the affected libudev-devel packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36182

File Name: suse_libudev-devel-6158.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/04/17

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libvolume_id, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libvolume_id-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:udev, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/14

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Linux udev Netlink Local Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1185

CWE: 20