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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   udev Vendors:   kernel.org
udev Buffer Overflow in util_path_encode() Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022068
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022068
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1186   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 16 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in udev. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can trigger a buffer overflow in the util_path_encode() function to potentially execute arbitrary code on the target system with root privileges.

The vulnerability resides in 'udev/lib/libudev-util.c'.

Sebastian Kramer reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain root privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/hotplug/udev.git;a=commitdiff;h=662c3110803bd8c1aedacc36788e6fd028944314;hp=4b09a2fc4383f191d96a8d6134b95a4b84aef931

Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.


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