CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2011-04-19
Bugzilla: 692922: CVE-2011-1485 polkitd/pkexec vulnerability


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Race condition in the pkexec utility and polkitd daemon in PolicyKit (aka polkit) 0.96 allows local users to gain privileges by executing a setuid program from pkexec, related to the use of the effective user ID instead of the real user ID.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1485 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.9
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (polkit) RHSA-2011:0455 April 19, 2011

External References


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

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