Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : policykit-1 vulnerability (USN-1953-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that polkit didn't allow applications to use the
pkcheck tool in a way which prevented a race condition in the UID
lookup. A local attacker could use this flaw to possibly escalate
privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected policykit-1 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69971 ()

Bugtraq ID: 62511

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4288