Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : polkit (MDVSA-2011:086)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in polkit :

A race condition flaw was found in the PolicyKit pkexec utility and
polkitd daemon. A local user could use this flaw to appear as a
privileged user to pkexec, allowing them to execute arbitrary commands
as root by running those commands with pkexec (CVE-2011-1485).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 53910 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47496

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1485

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