Debian DSA-4350-1 : policykit-1 - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 119480
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

It was discovered that incorrect processing of very high UIDs in Policykit, a framework for managing administrative policies and privileges, could result in authentication bypass.

Solution

Upgrade the policykit-1 packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.105-18+deb9u1.

See Also

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=915332

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/policykit-1

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

https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4350

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 119480

File Name: debian_DSA-4350.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/7/2018

Updated: 6/9/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:policykit-1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/6/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/3/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-19788

DSA: 4350