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From: Marc Deslauriers <marc.deslauriers <at> canonical.com>
Subject: [USN-1953-1] polkit vulnerability
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.ubuntu.security.announce
Date: Wednesday 18th September 2013 15:05:41 UTC (over 3 years ago)
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1953-1
September 18, 2013

policykit-1 vulnerability
==========================================================================

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

polkit could be tricked into giving out improper authorization.

Software Description:
- policykit-1: framework for managing administrative policies and
privileges

Details:

It was discovered that polkit didn't allow applications to use the pkcheck
tool in a way which prevented a race condition in the UID lookup. A local
attacker could use this flaw to possibly escalate privileges.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 13.04:
  policykit-1                     0.105-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 12.10:
  policykit-1                     0.104-2ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  policykit-1                     0.104-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  policykit-1                     0.96-2ubuntu0.2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1953-1
  CVE-2013-4288

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit-1/0.105-1ubuntu1.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit-1/0.104-2ubuntu1.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit-1/0.104-1ubuntu1.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit-1/0.96-2ubuntu0.2
 
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