Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : rtkit vulnerability (USN-1959-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that RealtimeKit was using polkit in an unsafe
manner. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass
intended polkit authorizations.

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.

Solution :

Update the affected rtkit package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69977 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4326