Scientific Linux Security Update : polkit on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20190226)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 122468
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Security Fix(es) :

- polkit: Temporary auth hijacking via PID reuse and non-atomic fork (CVE-2019-6133)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?dacef18f

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 122468

File Name: sl_20190226_polkit_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/27/2019

Updated: 2/24/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:polkit, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:polkit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:polkit-desktop-policy, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:polkit-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:polkit-docs, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/26/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/11/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-6133