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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201204-06
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 Severity: High
    Title: PolicyKit: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: April 17, 2012
     Bugs: #314535, #364973, #401513
       ID: 201204-06

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Synopsis
=======
Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in PolicyKit, the worst of
which may allow a local attacker to gain root privileges.

Background
=========
PolicyKit is a toolkit for controlling privileges for system-wide
services.

Affected packages
================
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  sys-auth/polkit             < 0.104-r1               >= 0.104-r1

Description
==========
Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in PolicyKit:

* Error messages in the pkexec utility disclose the existence of local
  files (CVE-2010-0750).
* The pkexec utility initially checks the effective user ID of its
  parent process for authorization, instead of checking the real user
  ID (CVE-2011-1485).
* Members of the "wheel" group are able to execute commands as an
  administrator without a password (CVE-2011-4945).

Impact
=====
A local attacker could gain elevated privileges or sensitive
information.

Workaround
=========
There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All PolicyKit users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-auth/polkit-0.104-r1"

References
=========
[ 1 ] CVE-2010-0750
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-0750
[ 2 ] CVE-2011-1485
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-1485
[ 3 ] CVE-2011-4945
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-4945

Availability
===========
This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201204-06

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
======
Copyright 2012 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/

Gentoo: GLSA-201204-06: PolicyKit: Multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in PolicyKit, the worst of which may allow a local attacker to gain root privileges.

Summary

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in PolicyKit: * Error messages in the pkexec utility disclose the existence of local files (CVE-2010-0750). * The pkexec utility initially checks the effective user ID of its parent process for authorization, instead of checking the real user ID (CVE-2011-1485). * Members of the "wheel" group are able to execute commands as an administrator without a password (CVE-2011-4945).

Resolution

All PolicyKit users should upgrade to the latest version: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-auth/polkit-0.104-r1"

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2010-0750 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-0750 [ 2 ] CVE-2011-1485 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-1485 [ 3 ] CVE-2011-4945 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-4945

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201204-06

Concerns

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org.

Severity
Severity: High
Title: PolicyKit: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: April 17, 2012
Bugs: #314535, #364973, #401513
ID: 201204-06

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in PolicyKit, the worst of which may allow a local attacker to gain root privileges.

Background

PolicyKit is a toolkit for controlling privileges for system-wide services.

Affected Packages

------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 sys-auth/polkit < 0.104-r1 >= 0.104-r1

Impact

===== A local attacker could gain elevated privileges or sensitive information.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

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