CentOS 6 : polkit (CESA-2019:0420)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 122452
SynopsisThe remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn update for polkit is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
The polkit packages provide a component for controlling system-wide privileges. This component provides a uniform and organized way for non-privileged processes to communicate with privileged ones.
Security Fix(es) :
* polkit: Temporary auth hijacking via PID reuse and non-atomic fork (CVE-2019-6133)
For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.
SolutionUpdate the affected polkit packages.