Scientific Linux Security Update : udev on SL5.x i386/x86_64

high Nessus Plugin ID 60570
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

It was discovered that udev did not properly check the origin of Netlink messages. A local attacker could use this flaw to gain root privileges via a crafted Netlink message sent to udev, causing it to create a world-writable block device file for an existing system block device (for example, the root file system). (CVE-2009-1185)

After installing the update, the udevd daemon will be restarted automatically.

Solution

Update the affected libvolume_id, libvolume_id-devel and / or udev packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?0c29e0ca

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60570

File Name: sl_20090416_udev_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/1/2012

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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/16/2009

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Linux udev Netlink Local Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1185

CWE: 20