This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
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
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 :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 70016 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2013-4288