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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-1185

Original release date: 04/17/2009
Last revised: 08/21/2010


udev before 1.4.1 does not verify whether a NETLINK message originates from kernel space, which allows local users to gain privileges by sending a NETLINK message from user space.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (04/20/2009)
This issue has been fixed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0427.html . udev packages as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 were not affected by this flaw, as they do not use netlink sockets for communication. udev is not shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3.

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0009.html
External Source: SLACKWARE
Name: SSA:2009-111-01
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:104
External Source: MISC
Name: https://launchpad.net/bugs/cve/2009-1185
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090417 rPSA-2009-0063-1 udev
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1053
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1772
Type: Patch Information
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-3711
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-758-1
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 8572
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/hotplug/udev.git;a=commitdiff;h=e86a923d508c2aed371cdd958ce82489cf2ab615
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0427
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20090711 VMSA-2009-0009 ESX Service Console updates for udev, sudo, and curl
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:103
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1022067
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2009:020
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10925
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200904-18
External Source: MLIST
Name: [Security-announce] 20090710 VMSA-2009-0009 ESX Service Console updates for udev, sudo, and curl
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2009-3712
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=495051
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1865
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2009:025
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/hotplug/udev.git;a=commitdiff;h=e2b362d9f23d4c63018709ab5f81a02f72b91e75
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0063
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5975
External Source: MISC
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0063
External Source: BID
Name: 34536
Type: Patch Information

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10925
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5975
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.3.9
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.3.8
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.3.7
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.3.6
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.3.5
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.3.4
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.3.3
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.3.2
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.3.1
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.3.0
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.2.9
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.2.8
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.2.7
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.2.6
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.2.5
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.2.4
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.2.3
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.2.2
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.2.1
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.2.0
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.1.9
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.1.8
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.1.7
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.1.6
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.1.5
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.1.4
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.1.3
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.1.2
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.1.1
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.1.0
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.0.9
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.0.8
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.0.7
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.0.6
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.0.5
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.0.4
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.0.3
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.0.2
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.0.1
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.0.0
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.9.9
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.9.8
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.9.7
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.9.6
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.9.5
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.9.4
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.9.3
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.9.2
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.9.1
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.9.0
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.8.9
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.8.8
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.8.7
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.8.6
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.8.5
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.8.4
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.8.3
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.8.2
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.8.1
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.8.0
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.7.9
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.7.8
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.7.7
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.7.6
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.7.5
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.7.4
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.7.3
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.7.2
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.7.1
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.7.0
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.6.9
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.6.8
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.6.7
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.6.6
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.6.5
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.6.4
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.6.3
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.6.2
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.6.1
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.6.0
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.5.9
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.5.8
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.5.7
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.5.6
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.5.5
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.5.4
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.5.3
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.5.2
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.5.1
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.5.0
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.4.9
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.4.8
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.4.7
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.4.6
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.4.5
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.4.4
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.4.3
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.4.2
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.4.0
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.3.9
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.3.8
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.3.7
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.3.6
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.3.5
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.3.4
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.3.3
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.3.2
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.3.1
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.3.0
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.2.9
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.2.8
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.2.7
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.2.6
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.2.5
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.2.4
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.2.3
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.2.2
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.2.1
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.2.0
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.1.9
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.1.8
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.1.7
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.1.6
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.1.5
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.1.4
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.1.3
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.1.2
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.1.1-1
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.1.0-1
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.0.9
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.0.9-1
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.0.8
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.0.8-1
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.0.7
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.0.6
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.0.5
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.0.5-1
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.0.4
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.0.4-1
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.0.3
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.0.2
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:0.0.1
* cpe:/a:kernel:udev:1.4.0 and previous versions

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