Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
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
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.
Update the affected policykit-1 package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : true