Scientific Linux Security Update : polkit on SL7.x x86_64 (20200407)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 135828


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


* polkit: Improper authorization in polkit_backend_interactive_authority_check_authorization function in polkitd


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 135828

File Name: sl_20200407_polkit_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/04/21

Updated: 2020/05/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-1116

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.6

Temporal Score: 2.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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-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: 2020/04/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1116