Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : policykit (MDVSA-2008:087)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A format string vulnerability in the grant helper, in PolicyKit 0.7
and earlier, allows attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and
possibly execute arbitrary code via format strings in a password.

The updated package has been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 36964 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-087.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1658

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