Fedora 17 : gnome-system-log-3.4.1-3.fc17 (2012-18659)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63196


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This update changes gnome-system-log to use a stricter polkit policy when running with elevated privileges. Previously, it would only ask for the user's own password; now it requires anadministrator password.

This problem has been reported as CVE-2012-5535

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected gnome-system-log package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63196

File Name: fedora_2012-18659.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/12/10

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:gnome-system-log, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:17

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/11/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5535

BID: 56859

FEDORA: 2012-18659