Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1644-1 policykit-1 -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 28 Jan 2019
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2018-19788, CVE-2019-6133.
- More information:
Two vulnerabilities were found in Policykit, a framework for managing administrative policies and privileges:
It was discovered that incorrect processing of very high UIDs in Policykit could result in authentication bypass.
Jann Horn of Google found that Policykit doesn't properly check if a process is already authenticated, which can lead to an authentication reuse by a different user.
For Debian 8
Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 0.105-15~deb8u4.
We recommend that you upgrade your policykit-1 packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS