OracleVM 3.3 / 3.4 : polkit (OVMSA-2019-0008)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 122573
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The remote OracleVM host is missing a security update.


The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates :

- Fix of CVE-2019-6133, PID reuse via slow fork

- Resolves: rhbz#1667310


Update the affected polkit package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 122573

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2019-0008.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Published: 3/4/2019

Updated: 5/26/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:polkit, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.3, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.4

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/3/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/31/2011

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Linux PolicyKit Race Condition Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1485, CVE-2013-4288, CVE-2019-6133

BID: 47496, 62511