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

high Nessus Plugin ID 41594
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Synopsis

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

Description

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

Solution

Apply ZYPP patch number 6203.

See Also

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-1185.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 41594

File Name: suse_udev-6203.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/24/2009

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: 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: 4/21/2009

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Linux udev Netlink Local Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1185

CWE: 20