Scientific Linux Security Update : polkit on SL6.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61021
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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 system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.