Search 219043 CVE descriptions
and 99761 test descriptions,
access 10,000+ cross references.
Tests   CVE   All  

Test ID:
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:0427
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2009:0427.

udev provides a user-space API and implements a dynamic device directory,
providing only the devices present on the system. udev replaces devfs in
order to provide greater hot plug functionality. Netlink is a datagram
oriented service, used to transfer information between kernel modules and
user-space processes.

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)

Red Hat would like to thank Sebastian Krahmer of the SUSE Security Team for
responsibly reporting this flaw.

Users of udev are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the
update, the udevd daemon will be restarted automatically.

Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-1185
BugTraq ID: 34536
Bugtraq: 20090417 rPSA-2009-0063-1 udev (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20090711 VMSA-2009-0009 ESX Service Console updates for udev, sudo, and curl (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1772 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2009:020 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SA:2009:025 (Google Search)
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc.

This is only one of 99761 vulnerability tests in our test suite. Find out more about running a complete security audit.

To run a free test of this vulnerability against your system, register below.

© 1998-2021 E-Soft Inc. All rights reserved.