Scientific Linux Security Update : polkit on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A race condition flaw was found in the PolicyKit pkexec utility and
polkitd daemon. A local user could use this flaw to appear as a
privileged user to pkexec, allowing them to execute arbitrary commands
as root by running those commands with pkexec. (CVE-2011-1485)

The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?99d3e67c

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61021 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1485