RHEL 7 : polkit-qt (RHSA-2014:1359)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated polkit-qt packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

Polkit-qt is a library that lets developers use the PolicyKit API
through a Qt-styled API. The polkit-qt library is used by the KDE
Authentication Agent (KAuth), which is a part of kdelibs.

It was found that polkit-qt handled authorization requests with
PolicyKit via a D-Bus API that is vulnerable to a race condition. A
local user could use this flaw to bypass intended PolicyKit
authorizations. This update modifies polkit-qt to communicate with
PolicyKit via a different API that is not vulnerable to the race
condition. (CVE-2014-5033)

All polkit-qt users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2014-5033.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1359.html

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)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78073 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-5033

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