Rocky Linux 8 : polkit (RLSA-2022:1546)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 160293


The remote Rocky Linux host is missing a security update.


The remote Rocky Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RLSA-2022:1546 advisory.

- There is a flaw in polkit which can allow an unprivileged user to cause polkit to crash, due to process file descriptor exhaustion. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to availability. NOTE: Polkit process outage duration is tied to the failing process being reaped and a new one being spawned (CVE-2021-4115)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 160293

File Name: rocky_linux_RLSA-2022-1546.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Published: 4/28/2022

Updated: 4/28/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-4115


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:polkit, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:polkit-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:polkit-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:polkit-devel, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:polkit-docs, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:polkit-libs, p-cpe:/a:rocky:linux:polkit-libs-debuginfo, cpe:/o:rocky:linux:8

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/28/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/21/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-4115

RLSA: 2022:1546