Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : polkit (MDVSA-2011:086)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 53910


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


A vulnerability has been found and corrected in polkit :

A race condition flaw was found in the PolicyKit pkexec utility and polkitd daemon. A local user could use this flaw to appear as a privileged user to pkexec, allowing them to execute arbitrary commands as root by running those commands with pkexec (CVE-2011-1485).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 53910

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2011-086.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2011/05/16

Modified: 2014/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64polkit1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64polkit1_0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpolkit1-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libpolkit1_0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:polkit, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/05/16

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Linux PolicyKit Race Condition Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1485

BID: 47496

MDVSA: 2011:086