[SECURITY] [DLA 1644-1] policykit-1 security update

ID DEBIAN:DLA-1644-1:60A38
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2019-01-28T13:05:29


Package : policykit-1 Version : 0.105-15~deb8u4 CVE ID : CVE-2018-19788 CVE-2019-6133

Two vulnerabilities were found in Policykit, a framework for managing administrative policies and privileges:


It was discovered that incorrect processing of very high UIDs in
Policykit could result in authentication bypass.


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.

For Debian 8 "Jessie", these problems have been fixed in version 0.105-15~deb8u4.

We recommend that you upgrade your policykit-1 packages.

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS