Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : udev (MDVSA-2009:103-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 38658
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSecurity 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.
Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.