Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : ubuntu-system-service vulnerability (USN-1962-1)

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 ubuntu-system-service was using polkit in an
unsafe manner. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to
bypass intended polkit authorizations.

Solution :

Update the affected ubuntu-system-service package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69980 ()

Bugtraq ID: 62502

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1062