openSUSE Security Update : libudev-devel (libudev-devel-768)

high Nessus Plugin ID 40271
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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.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40271

File Name: suse_11_1_libudev-devel-090414.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/21/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libudev-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libudev0, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libvolume_id, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libvolume_id-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libvolume_id1, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:udev, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.1

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: 4/14/2009

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Linux udev Netlink Local Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1185

CWE: 20