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Security Advisory udev security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:864-6
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2005-12-20
Last updated on: 2005-12-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-3631

Details

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.

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.


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.

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1390
    MD5: 479e8b3ac5f9ca72193827d40e0fdd13
 
IA-32:
udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1390
    MD5: 0f694e4ae57487ce5e2c23627f8076ce
 
x86_64:
udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1390
    MD5: 2dd7e790e730dc1e5b64048e02e90225
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1390
    MD5: 479e8b3ac5f9ca72193827d40e0fdd13
 
IA-32:
udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1390
    MD5: 0f694e4ae57487ce5e2c23627f8076ce
 
IA-64:
udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1390
    MD5: 117b4faf0ff4c5204b27f84da509e5eb
 
PPC:
udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1390
    MD5: e80ead84ea6e72323006f5f1cdcde4f1
 
s390:
udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1390
    MD5: bf2a4abfe19dd9d37296e002d8308f74
 
s390x:
udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1390
    MD5: 60b1c19d6b0c198054032c943368e633
 
x86_64:
udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1390
    MD5: 2dd7e790e730dc1e5b64048e02e90225
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1390
    MD5: 479e8b3ac5f9ca72193827d40e0fdd13
 
IA-32:
udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1390
    MD5: 0f694e4ae57487ce5e2c23627f8076ce
 
IA-64:
udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1390
    MD5: 117b4faf0ff4c5204b27f84da509e5eb
 
x86_64:
udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1390
    MD5: 2dd7e790e730dc1e5b64048e02e90225
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1390
    MD5: 479e8b3ac5f9ca72193827d40e0fdd13
 
IA-32:
udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1390
    MD5: 0f694e4ae57487ce5e2c23627f8076ce
 
IA-64:
udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1390
    MD5: 117b4faf0ff4c5204b27f84da509e5eb
 
x86_64:
udev-039-10.10.EL4.3.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:1390
    MD5: 2dd7e790e730dc1e5b64048e02e90225
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

References



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

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at http://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/