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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.870732
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for polkit RHSA-2011:0455-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'polkit'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'polkit'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
PolicyKit is a toolkit for defining and handling authorizations.

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)

Red Hat would like to thank Neel Mehta of Google for reporting this issue.

All polkit users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to correct this issue. The system must be rebooted for
this update to take effect.

Affected Software/OS:
polkit on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)

Solution:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:
6.9

CVSS Vector:
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

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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