GLSA-201204-06 : PolicyKit: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201204-06
(PolicyKit: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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
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

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59622 ()

Bugtraq ID: 39198

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0750