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(RHSA-2019:2978) Important: polkit security update

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CVSS2

4.4

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS3

6.7

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

HIGH

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

REQUIRED

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

EPSS

0.001

Percentile

33.0%

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, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

CVSS2

4.4

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS3

6.7

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

HIGH

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

REQUIRED

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

EPSS

0.001

Percentile

33.0%