RHSA-2005:864 - Security Advisory
udev security update
Security Advisory: Important
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.
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:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 4 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 4 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 4 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 4 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 4 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 4 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 4 x86_64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 4 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 4 s390x
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IBM z Systems 4 s390
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 4 ppc
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Power, big endian 4