GLSA-200904-18 : udev: Multiple vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 36197
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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200904-18 (udev: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Sebastian Krahmer of SUSE discovered the following two vulnerabilities:
udev does not verify the origin of NETLINK messages properly (CVE-2009-1185).
A buffer overflow exists in the util_path_encode() function in lib/libudev-util.c (CVE-2009-1186).
Impact :

A local attacker could gain root privileges by sending specially crafted NETLINK messages to udev or cause a Denial of Service.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All udev users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-fs/udev-124-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36197

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200904-18.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: local

Published: 4/21/2009

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:udev, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/18/2009

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Linux udev Netlink Local Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1185, CVE-2009-1186

BID: 34536, 34539

GLSA: 200904-18

CWE: 20, 119