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

High Nessus Plugin ID 111389

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

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.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/07/msg00042.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/jessie/policykit-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111389

File Name: debian_DLA-1448.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/30

Modified: 2018/07/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1116