A buffer overflow flaw was found in one of the routines providing path
encoding in the udev package. An attacker could use this flaw to cause
a denial of service by providing a specially-crafted arguments
as input to this routine.
udev-124-4.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
udev-124-4.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
udev-127-5.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
This issue did not affect the versions of udev as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5. Issue was fixed upstream in version 141.