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HistoryJan 31, 2019 - 5:03 p.m.

(RHSA-2019:0230) Important: polkit security update

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The polkit packages provide a component for controlling system-wide privileges. This component provides a uniform and organized way for non-privileged processes to communicate with privileged ones.

Security Fix(es):

  • polkit: Temporary auth hijacking via PID reuse and non-atomic fork (CVE-2019-6133)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Red Hat would like to thank Jan Rybar (freedesktop.org) for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Jann Horn (Google Project Zero) as the original reporter.