openSUSE Security Update : PolicyKit (PolicyKit-494)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 40181


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


The dbus package used a too permissive configuration. Therefore intended access control for some services was not applied (CVE-2008-4311).

The new configuration denies access by default. Some dbus services may break due to this setting and need an updated configuration as well.


Update the affected PolicyKit packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 40181

File Name: suse_11_1_PolicyKit-090203.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/07/21

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:PolicyKit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:PolicyKit-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:PolicyKit-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/02/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4311

CWE: 16