GLSA-201611-07 : polkit: Heap-corruption on duplicate IDs

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201611-07
(polkit: Heap-corruption on duplicate IDs)

A vulnerability was discovered in polkit’s
polkit_backend_action_pool_init function due to duplicate action IDs in
action descriptions.

Impact :

Local attackers are able to gain unauthorized privileges on the system.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201611-07

Solution :

All polkit users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-auth/polkit-0.113'

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94891 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3255

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