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

High Nessus Plugin ID 38658


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


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


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 38658

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-103.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.22 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/05/01

Modified: 2016/11/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64volume_id0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64volume_id0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libvolume_id0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libvolume_id0-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:udev, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:udev-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:udev-tools, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/03

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Linux udev Netlink Local Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

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

BID: 34536, 34539

MDVSA: 2009:103-1

CWE: 20, 119