RHEL 6 : udisks (RHSA-2014:0293)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73011
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.