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

high Nessus Plugin ID 38658
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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: 1.25

Type: local

Published: 5/1/2009

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: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: 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: 12/3/2009

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