SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : polkit (SUSE-SU-2019:0015-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 120985

Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

This update for polkit fixes the following issues :

Security issue fixed :

CVE-2018-19788: Fixed handling of UIDs over MAX_UINT (bsc#1118277)

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

Solution

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Open Buildservice Development Tools 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Development-Tools-OBS-15-2019-15=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-2019-15=1

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1118277

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-19788/

http://www.nessus.org/u?18e35d5d

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 120985

File Name: suse_SU-2019-0015-1.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/01/07

Updated: 2019/02/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpolkit0, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:libpolkit0-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:polkit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:polkit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:polkit-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:polkit-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:polkit-devel-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:typelib-1_0-Polkit, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

Patch Publication Date: 2019/01/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-19788