Scientific Linux Security Update : polkit on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A race condition was found in the way the PolicyKit pkcheck utility
checked process authorization when the process was specified by its
process ID via the --process option. A local user could use this flaw
to bypass intended PolicyKit authorizations and escalate their
privileges. (CVE-2013-4288)

Note: Applications that invoke pkcheck with the --process option need
to be modified to use the pid,pid-start-time,uid argument for that
option, to allow pkcheck to check process authorization correctly.

The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ac1b6dce

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70016 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4288