RHSA-2005:864-01 Important: udev security update
Posted on: 12/20/2005 05:32 PM

A new update is available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Here the announcement:

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: udev security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2005:864-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-864.html
Issue date: 2005-12-20
Updated on: 2005-12-20
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CVE-2005-3631
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1. Summary:

Updated udev packages that fix a security issue are now available.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ia64, ppc, s390, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, ia64, x86_64

3. Problem description:

The udev package contains an implementation of devfs in userspace using
sysfs and /sbin/hotplug.

Richard Cunningham discovered a flaw in the way udev sets permissions on
various files in /dev/input. It may be possible for an authenticated
attacker to gather sensitive data entered by a user at the console, such as
passwords. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned
the name CVE-2005-3631 to this issue.

All users of udev should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch and are not vulnerable to this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

174845 - CVE-2005-3631 /dev/input/* incorrect permissions


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.src.rpm
479e8b3ac5f9ca72193827d40e0fdd13 udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.src.rpm

i386:
0f694e4ae57487ce5e2c23627f8076ce udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.i386.rpm

ia64:
117b4faf0ff4c5204b27f84da509e5eb udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.ia64.rpm

ppc:
e80ead84ea6e72323006f5f1cdcde4f1 udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.ppc.rpm

s390:
bf2a4abfe19dd9d37296e002d8308f74 udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.s390.rpm

s390x:
60b1c19d6b0c198054032c943368e633 udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
2dd7e790e730dc1e5b64048e02e90225 udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.src.rpm
479e8b3ac5f9ca72193827d40e0fdd13 udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.src.rpm

i386:
0f694e4ae57487ce5e2c23627f8076ce udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
2dd7e790e730dc1e5b64048e02e90225 udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.src.rpm
479e8b3ac5f9ca72193827d40e0fdd13 udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.src.rpm

i386:
0f694e4ae57487ce5e2c23627f8076ce udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.i386.rpm

ia64:
117b4faf0ff4c5204b27f84da509e5eb udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
2dd7e790e730dc1e5b64048e02e90225 udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.src.rpm
479e8b3ac5f9ca72193827d40e0fdd13 udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.src.rpm

i386:
0f694e4ae57487ce5e2c23627f8076ce udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.i386.rpm

ia64:
117b4faf0ff4c5204b27f84da509e5eb udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
2dd7e790e730dc1e5b64048e02e90225 udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-3631

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.
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