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

High Nessus Plugin ID 119480

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: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/12/07

Modified: 2018/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/12/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-19788

DSA: 4350