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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201611-07 ] polkit Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: polkit: Heap-corruption on duplicate IDs (GLSA 201611-07)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: local
Date: November 15, 2016
Bug(s): #555666
ID: 201611-07

Synopsis

polkit is vulnerable to local privilege escalation.

Background

polkit is a toolkit for managing policies relating to unprivileged
processes communicating with privileged processes.


Affected Packages

Package: sys-auth/polkit
Vulnerable: < 0.113
Unaffected: >= 0.113
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

A vulnerability was discovered in polkit’s
polkit_backend_action_pool_init function due to duplicate action IDs in
action descriptions.


Impact

Local attackers are able to gain unauthorized privileges on the system.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All polkit users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-auth/polkit-0.113"
   


References

CVE-2015-3255
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