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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.69662
Category:Mandrake Local Security Checks
Title:Mandriva Security Advisory MDVSA-2011:086 (polkit)
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing an update to polkit
announced via advisory MDVSA-2011:086.

A vulnerability has been found and corrected in polkit:

A race condition flaw was found in the PolicyKit pkexec utility
and polkitd daemon. A local user could use this flaw to appear as a
privileged user to pkexec, allowing them to execute arbitrary commands
as root by running those commands with pkexec (CVE-2011-1485).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Affected: 2010.1

Solution:
To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=MDVSA-2011:086

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:
6.9

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1485
Debian Security Information: DSA-2319 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2011/dsa-2319
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2011-April/058752.html
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2011-May/059859.html
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201204-06.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:086
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2011-0455.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/48817
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/8424
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1117-1
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