Fedora 20 : polkit-0.112-1.fc20 (2013-17160)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

This release fixes CVE-2013-4288: Race condition with process subjects
that do not have securely determined uid.

pkcheck(1) now supports a new format for the --process argument; all
applications need to use the new format to avoid a race condition (or
use --system-bus-name to identify the process instead).

Similarly, applications using the API should always use
polkit_unix_process_new_for_owner(). polkit_unix_process_new() and
polkit_unix_process_new_full() are unsafe and have been deprecated.

Thanks to Sebastian Krahmer of the SUSE Security Team for reporting
this issue.

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 :


Solution :

Update the affected polkit package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70063 ()

Bugtraq ID: 62511

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4288

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