openSUSE Security Update : libpolkit0 (openSUSE-SU-2011:0412-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 75605


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


A race condition exists in pkexec while trying to determine its caller which could lead to privilege escalation. CVE-2011-1485 has been assigned to this issue.


Update the affected libpolkit0 packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 75605

File Name: suse_11_3_libpolkit0-110427.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Modified: 2014/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpolkit0, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:libpolkit0-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:polkit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:polkit-devel, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.3

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/04/27

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (Linux PolicyKit Race Condition Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1485

OSVDB: 72261