openSUSE Security Update : polkit (openSUSE-2015-655)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

Polkit was updated to 0.113 to fix four security issues.

The following vulnerabilities were fixed :

- CVE-2015-4625: a local privilege escalation due to
predictable authentication session cookie values.
(boo#935119)

- CVE-2015-3256: various memory corruption vulnerabilities
in use of the JavaScript interpreter, possibly leading
to local privilege escalation. (boo#943816)

- CVE-2015-3255: a memory corruption vulnerability in
handling duplicate action IDs, possibly leading to local
privilege escalation. (boo#939246)

- CVE-2015-3218: Allowed any local user to crash polkitd.
(boo#933922)

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=933922
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=935119
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=939246
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=943816

Solution :

Update the affected polkit packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 86390 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3218
CVE-2015-3255
CVE-2015-3256
CVE-2015-4625

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