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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: polkit security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2022:0271-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2022:0271
Issue date:        2022-01-25
CVE Names:         CVE-2021-4034 
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1. Summary:

An update for polkit is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6
Advanced Update Support, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Telco Extended Update
Support, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Update Services for SAP
Solutions.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability
from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server AUS (v. 7.6) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server E4S (v. 7.6) - noarch, ppc64le, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server TUS (v. 7.6) - noarch, x86_64

3. Description:

The polkit packages provide a component for controlling system-wide
privileges. This component provides a uniform and organized way for
non-privileged processes to communicate with privileged ones.

Security Fix(es):

* polkit: Local privilege escalation in pkexec due to incorrect handling of
argument vector (CVE-2021-4034)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS
score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE
page(s) listed in the References section.

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

2025869 - CVE-2021-4034 polkit: Local privilege escalation in pkexec due to incorrect handling of argument vector

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server AUS (v. 7.6):

Source:
polkit-0.112-18.el7_6.3.src.rpm

noarch:
polkit-docs-0.112-18.el7_6.3.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
polkit-0.112-18.el7_6.3.i686.rpm
polkit-0.112-18.el7_6.3.x86_64.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.112-18.el7_6.3.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.112-18.el7_6.3.x86_64.rpm
polkit-devel-0.112-18.el7_6.3.i686.rpm
polkit-devel-0.112-18.el7_6.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server E4S (v. 7.6):

Source:
polkit-0.112-18.el7_6.3.src.rpm

noarch:
polkit-docs-0.112-18.el7_6.3.noarch.rpm

ppc64le:
polkit-0.112-18.el7_6.3.ppc64le.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.112-18.el7_6.3.ppc64le.rpm
polkit-devel-0.112-18.el7_6.3.ppc64le.rpm

x86_64:
polkit-0.112-18.el7_6.3.i686.rpm
polkit-0.112-18.el7_6.3.x86_64.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.112-18.el7_6.3.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.112-18.el7_6.3.x86_64.rpm
polkit-devel-0.112-18.el7_6.3.i686.rpm
polkit-devel-0.112-18.el7_6.3.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server TUS (v. 7.6):

Source:
polkit-0.112-18.el7_6.3.src.rpm

noarch:
polkit-docs-0.112-18.el7_6.3.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
polkit-0.112-18.el7_6.3.i686.rpm
polkit-0.112-18.el7_6.3.x86_64.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.112-18.el7_6.3.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.112-18.el7_6.3.x86_64.rpm
polkit-devel-0.112-18.el7_6.3.i686.rpm
polkit-devel-0.112-18.el7_6.3.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2021-4034
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important
https://access.redhat.com/security/vulnerabilities/RHSB-2022-001

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is . More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2022 Red Hat, Inc.
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