Debian DSA-2319-1 : policykit-1 - race condition

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Synopsis :

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Neel Mehta discovered that a race condition in Policykit, a framework
for managing administrative policies and privileges, allowed local
users to elevate privileges by executing a setuid program from pkexec.

The oldstable distribution (lenny) does not contain the policykit-1

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade the policykit-1 packages.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.96-4+squeeze1.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Debian Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56414 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47496

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1485

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