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From: <updates <at> fedoraproject.org>
Subject: [SECURITY] Fedora 17 Update: gnome-system-log-3.4.1-3.fc17
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.redhat.fedora.package.announce
Date: Sunday 9th December 2012 05:55:50 UTC (over 3 years ago)
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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2012-18659
2012-11-21 03:34:20
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Name        : gnome-system-log
Product     : Fedora 17
Version     : 3.4.1
Release     : 3.fc17
URL         : http://www.gnome.org
Summary     : A log file viewer for GNOME
Description :
gnome-system-log lets you view various log files on your system.

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Update Information:

This update changes gnome-system-log to use a stricter polkit policy when
running with elevated privileges. Previously, it would only ask for the
user's own password; now it requires anadministrator password.

This problem has been reported as CVE-2012-5535 
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ChangeLog:

* Mon Nov 19 2012 Matthias Clasen  - 1:3.4.1-3
- Use auth_admin instead of auth_self for pkexec (#878115)
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #878115 - CVE-2012-5535 gnome-system-log: polkit policy too
lax, allows reading arbitrary files on the system
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=878115
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update gnome-system-log' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

All packages are signed with the Fedora Project GPG key.  More details on
the
GPG keys used by the Fedora Project can be found at
https://fedoraproject.org/keys
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