Scientific Linux Security Update : polkit on SL6.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 70016
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA race condition was found in the way the PolicyKit pkcheck utility checked process authorization when the process was specified by its process ID via the --process option. A local user could use this flaw to bypass intended PolicyKit authorizations and escalate their privileges. (CVE-2013-4288)
Note: Applications that invoke pkcheck with the --process option need to be modified to use the pid,pid-start-time,uid argument for that option, to allow pkcheck to check process authorization correctly.
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.