Fedora 19 : polkit-0.112-1.fc19 (2013-17191)

High Nessus Plugin ID 70038


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This release fixes CVE-2013-4288: Race condition with process subjects that do not have securely determined uid.

pkcheck(1) now supports a new format for the --process argument; all applications need to use the new format to avoid a race condition (or use --system-bus-name to identify the process instead).

Similarly, applications using the API should always use polkit_unix_process_new_for_owner(). polkit_unix_process_new() and polkit_unix_process_new_full() are unsafe and have been deprecated.

Thanks to Sebastian Krahmer of the SUSE Security Team for reporting this issue.

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 polkit package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 70038

File Name: fedora_2013-17191.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/09/21

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:polkit, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:19

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/09/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4288

BID: 62511

FEDORA: 2013-17191