Debian: DSA-2319-1: policykit-1 security update

    Date08 Oct 2011
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Neel Mehta discovered that a race condition in Policykit, a framework for managing administrative policies and privileges, allowed local users to elevate privileges by executing a setuid program from pkexec.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2319-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
    October 8, 2011                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : policykit-1
    Vulnerability  : race condition
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2011-1485 
    Debian Bug     : 644500
    
    Neel Mehta discovered that a race condition in Policykit, a framework
    for managing administrative policies and privileges, allowed local
    users to elevate privileges by executing a setuid program from pkexec.
    
    The oldstable distribution (lenny) does not contain the policykit-1
    package.
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.96-4+squeeze1.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy) and unstable distribution (sid),
    this problem has been fixed in version 0.101-4.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your policykit-1 packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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