SuSE 10 Security Update : udev (ZYPP Patch Number 6153)

High Nessus Plugin ID 41593


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


This update fixes a local privilege escalation in udev.

- udev did not check the origin of the netlink messages. A local attacker could fake device create events and so gain root privileges. (CVE-2009-1185)

It also fixes three bugs :

- Fixup persistent symlinks for tapes. (bnc#446534)

- Fixup broken ATA compability links. (bnc#447995)

- Add by-path links for tapes (bnc#478132)


Apply ZYPP patch number 6153.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 41593

File Name: suse_udev-6153.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/09/24

Modified: 2013/11/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/04/14

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Linux udev Netlink Local Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1185

CWE: 20