GLSA-201611-07 : polkit: Heap-corruption on duplicate IDs
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94891
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201611-07 (polkit: Heap-corruption on duplicate IDs)
A vulnerability was discovered in polkit’s polkit_backend_action_pool_init function due to duplicate action IDs in action descriptions.
Local attackers are able to gain unauthorized privileges on the system.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll polkit users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-auth/polkit-0.113'