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CVE-2013-4288

Impact: Important
Public: 2013-09-18
Bugzilla: 1002375: CVE-2013-4288 polkit: unix-process subject for authorization is racy

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Race condition in PolicyKit (aka polkit) allows local users to bypass intended PolicyKit restrictions and gain privileges by starting a setuid or pkexec process before the authorization check is performed, related to (1) the polkit_unix_process_new API function, (2) the dbus API, or (3) the --process (unix-process) option for authorization to pkcheck.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4288 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-2013:1270 September 19, 2013

External References

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Sebastian Krahmer of the SUSE Security Team for reporting this issue.

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