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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   udev Vendors:   kernel.org
udev Insecure File Permissions in '/dev/input' May Let Local Users Obtain Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015386
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015386
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-3631   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 20 2005
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information

Version(s): possibly v078
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in udev. A local user may be able to obtain potentially sensitive user data.

The udev application does not properly set permissions on various files in /dev/input. A local user may be able to access the files to obtain potentially sensitive data entered by a user at the console, such as passwords.

Richard Cunningham discovered this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user may be able to obtain potentially sensitive user data.
Solution:   No upstream solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/hotplug/udev.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Dec 20 2005 (Red Hat Issues Fix) udev Insecure File Permissions in '/dev/input' May Let Local Users Obtain Sensitive Information
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.



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