Debian: DSA-4207-1: packagekit security update

    Date 22 May 2018
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    Posted By Anthony Pell
    Matthias Gerstner discovered that PackageKit, a DBus abstraction layer for simple software management tasks, contains an authentication bypass flaw allowing users without privileges to install local packages.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-4207-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    https://www.debian.org/security/                     Salvatore Bonaccorso
    May 22, 2018                          https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : packagekit
    CVE ID         : CVE-2018-1106
    Debian Bug     : 896703
    
    Matthias Gerstner discovered that PackageKit, a DBus abstraction layer
    for simple software management tasks, contains an authentication bypass
    flaw allowing users without privileges to install local packages.
    
    For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.1.5-2+deb9u1.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your packagekit packages.
    
    For the detailed security status of packagekit please refer to its
    security tracker page at:
    https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/packagekit
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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