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Category:Mandrake Local Security Checks
Title:Mandriva Security Advisory MDVSA-2011:086 (polkit)
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

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

Risk factor : High

CVSS Score:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-1485
Debian Security Information: DSA-2319 (Google Search)
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