CentOS 6 : polkit (CESA-2019:0420)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 122452


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


An 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.


Update the affected polkit packages.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 122452

File Name: centos_RHSA-2019-0420.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/02/27

Updated: 2019/10/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.4

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:polkit, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:polkit-desktop-policy, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:polkit-devel, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:polkit-docs, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2019/02/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/01/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-6133

RHSA: 2019:0420