Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : policykit (MDVSA-2008:087)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36964
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA format string vulnerability in the grant helper, in PolicyKit 0.7 and earlier, allows attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via format strings in a password.
The updated package has been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.