Fedora 18 : gnome-system-log-3.6.1-2.fc18 (2012-18579)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update changes gnome-system-log to use a stricter polkit policy
when running with elevated privileges. Previously, it would only ask
for the user's own password; now it requires anadministrator password.

This problem has been reported as CVE-2012-5535

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=878115
http://www.nessus.org/u?eb19b6dd

Solution :

Update the affected gnome-system-log package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N)

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63172 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5535

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