Debian DLA-1448-1 : policykit-1 security update

Low Nessus Plugin ID 111389


The remote Debian host is missing a security update.


It was discovered that there was a denial of service vulnerability in policykit-1, a framework for managing administrative policies and privileges.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in policykit-1 version 0.105-15~deb8u3.

We recommend that you upgrade your policykit-1 packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Upgrade the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 111389

File Name: debian_DLA-1448.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/30

Updated: 2020/05/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:L

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:gir1.2-polkit-1.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpolkit-agent-1-0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpolkit-agent-1-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpolkit-backend-1-0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpolkit-backend-1-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpolkit-gobject-1-0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libpolkit-gobject-1-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:policykit-1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:policykit-1-doc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1116