Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2014 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
Update the affected policykit-1 package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 69971 ()
Bugtraq ID: 62511
CVE ID: CVE-2013-4288
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