SuSE 10 Security Update : udev (ZYPP Patch Number 6203)

High Nessus Plugin ID 41594


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)

The previous update did not apply the actual patch fixing this problem, as was reported to us by SGI.

Please reboot the machine after installing the update, or run:
/etc/init.d/boot.udev restart


Apply ZYPP patch number 6203.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 41594

File Name: suse_udev-6203.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: 2009/04/21

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Linux udev Netlink Local Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1185

CWE: 20