RHEL 6 : udisks (RHSA-2014:0293)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73011


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated udisks packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The udisks package provides a daemon, a D-Bus API, and command line utilities for managing disks and storage devices.

A stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way udisks handled files with long path names. A malicious, local user could use this flaw to create a specially crafted directory structure that, when processed by the udisks daemon, could lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the udisks daemon (root). (CVE-2014-0004)

This issue was discovered by Florian Weimer of the Red Hat Product Security Team.

All udisks users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73011

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2014-0293.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/14

Modified: 2017/01/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:udisks, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:udisks-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:udisks-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:udisks-devel-docs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0004

BID: 66081

RHSA: 2014:0293