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ELSA-2014-1359 Important: Oracle Linux polkit-qt security update

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ELSA-2014-1359 Important: Oracle Linux polkit-qt security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
08/19/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/09/2014
Modified
04/11/2019

Description

KDE kdelibs before 4.14 and kauth before 5.1 does not properly use D-Bus for communication with a polkit authority, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions by leveraging a PolkitUnixProcess PolkitSubject race condition via a (1) setuid process or (2) pkexec process, related to CVE-2013-4288 and "PID reuse race conditions."

Solution(s)

  • oracle-linux-upgrade-polkit-qt
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-polkit-qt-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-polkit-qt-doc

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