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RHSA-2014:1359: polkit-qt security update

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RHSA-2014:1359: 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
07/04/2017

Description

Polkit-qt is a library that lets developers use the PolicyKit API through aQt-styled API. The polkit-qt library is used by the KDE AuthenticationAgent (KAuth), which is a part of kdelibs.It was found that polkit-qt handled authorization requests with PolicyKitvia a D-Bus API that is vulnerable to a race condition. A local user coulduse this flaw to bypass intended PolicyKit authorizations. This updatemodifies polkit-qt to communicate with PolicyKit via a different API thatis not vulnerable to the race condition. (CVE-2014-5033)All polkit-qt users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-polkit-qt
  • redhat-upgrade-polkit-qt-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-polkit-qt-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-polkit-qt-doc

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