GLSA-201405-01 : udisks: Arbitrary code execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 73849


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201405-01 (udisks: Arbitrary code execution)

A stack-based buffer overflow can be triggered when udisks is given a long path name as a mount point.
Impact :

A local attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All udisks 1.0 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-fs/udisks-1.0.5:0' All udisks 2.0 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-fs/udisks-2.1.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 73849

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201405-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/05/03

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:udisks, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0004

BID: 66081

GLSA: 201405-01