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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201908-14 ] polkit Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: polkit: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201908-14)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2019-08-15
Bug(s): #661470, #672578
ID: 201908-14

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in polkit, the worst of
which could result in 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: < 0.115-r2
Unaffected: >= 0.115-r2
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in polkit. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


Impact

Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details.

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-0.115-r2"
   


References

CVE-2018-1116
CVE-2018-19788
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