FreeBSD : kdelibs -- KAuth PID Reuse Flaw (2f90556f-18c6-11e4-9cc4-5453ed2e2b49)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76951


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Martin Sandsmark reports :

The KAuth framework uses polkit-1 API which tries to authenticate using the requestors PID. This is prone to PID reuse race conditions.

This potentially allows a malicious application to pose as another for authentication purposes when executing privileged actions.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76951

File Name: freebsd_pkg_2f90556f18c611e49cc45453ed2e2b49.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/08/01

Modified: 2014/08/21

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:freebsd:freebsd:kdelibs, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/31

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/07/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-5033