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Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1644-1] policykit-1 security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

Critical

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

9.0

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

3 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

Two vulnerabilities were found in Policykit, a framework for managing administrative policies and privileges: CVE-2018-19788 It was discovered that incorrect processing of very high UIDs in Policykit could result in authentication bypass. CVE-2019-6133 Jann Horn of Google found that Policykit doesn't properly check if a process is already authenticated, which can lead to an authentication reuse by a different user.

Affected Software

Affected Software

policykit-1 on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 0.105-15~deb8u4. We recommend that you upgrade your policykit-1 packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)