This issue affects the versions of polkit as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 is now in Maintenance Support 2 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate, and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.
This issue affects the versions of polkit as shipped with Red Hat Virtualization 4. System users beyond those created at installation time are typically not used in Red Hat Virtualization Hypervisor or Management Appliance hosts, nor is there any opportunity to accidentally or maliciously create a user with a dangerous uid/gid on these systems under normal operation. For Red Hat Virtualization, this vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. Future updates may address this issue.
CVSS v3 metrics
NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.
|CVSS3 Base Score||7|
|CVSS3 Base Metrics||CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H|
Affected Packages State
|Red Hat Virtualization 4||rhvm-appliance||Will not fix|
|Red Hat Virtualization 4||redhat-virtualization-host||Will not fix|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8||polkit||Not affected|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7||polkit||Affected|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6||polkit||Will not fix|
Do not allow negative UIDs or UIDs greater than 2147483646.
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