Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : kde4libs vulnerability (USN-2304-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76962
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that kauth was using polkit in an unsafe manner. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended polkit authorizations.
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SolutionUpdate the affected kdelibs5-plugins package.