FreeBSD : kdelibs -- KAuth PID Reuse Flaw (2f90556f-18c6-11e4-9cc4-5453ed2e2b49)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Martin Sandsmark reports :

The KAuth framework uses polkit-1 API which tries to authenticate
using the requestors PID. This is prone to PID reuse race conditions.

This potentially allows a malicious application to pose as another for
authentication purposes when executing privileged actions.

See also :

http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-announce&m=140674898412923&w=2
http://www.nessus.org/u?430d9a77

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76951 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-5033

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