Ubuntu 4980-1: polkit vulnerability | LinuxSecurity.com

Advisories

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4980-1
June 03, 2021

policykit-1 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 21.04
- Ubuntu 20.10
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Summary:

The system could be made to run programs as an administrator.

Software Description:
- policykit-1: framework for managing administrative policies and privileges

Details:

Kevin Backhouse discovered that polkit incorrectly handled errors in the
polkit_system_bus_name_get_creds_sync function. A local attacker could
possibly use this issue to escalate privileges.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 21.04:
  libpolkit-agent-1-0             0.105-30ubuntu0.1
  libpolkit-gobject-1-0           0.105-30ubuntu0.1
  policykit-1                     0.105-30ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 20.10:
  libpolkit-agent-1-0             0.105-29ubuntu0.1
  libpolkit-gobject-1-0           0.105-29ubuntu0.1
  policykit-1                     0.105-29ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  libpolkit-agent-1-0             0.105-26ubuntu1.1
  libpolkit-gobject-1-0           0.105-26ubuntu1.1
  policykit-1                     0.105-26ubuntu1.1

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4980-1
  CVE-2021-3560

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit-1/0.105-30ubuntu0.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit-1/0.105-29ubuntu0.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit-1/0.105-26ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 4980-1: polkit vulnerability

June 3, 2021

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 21.04 - Ubuntu 20.10 - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Summary: The system could be made to run programs as an administrator. Software Description: - policykit-1: framework for managing administrative policies and privileges Details: Kevin Backhouse discovered that polkit incorrectly handled errors in the polkit_system_bus_name_get_creds_sync function. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges.

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 21.04: libpolkit-agent-1-0 0.105-30ubuntu0.1 libpolkit-gobject-1-0 0.105-30ubuntu0.1 policykit-1 0.105-30ubuntu0.1 Ubuntu 20.10: libpolkit-agent-1-0 0.105-29ubuntu0.1 libpolkit-gobject-1-0 0.105-29ubuntu0.1 policykit-1 0.105-29ubuntu0.1 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: libpolkit-agent-1-0 0.105-26ubuntu1.1 libpolkit-gobject-1-0 0.105-26ubuntu1.1 policykit-1 0.105-26ubuntu1.1 After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4980-1

CVE-2021-3560

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4980-1

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit-1/0.105-30ubuntu0.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit-1/0.105-29ubuntu0.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit-1/0.105-26ubuntu1.1

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