Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : polkit (MDVSA-2011:086)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 53910
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.