Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2319-1 policykit-1 -- race condition
- Date Reported:
- 08 Oct 2011
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 644500.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2011-1485.
- More information:
Neel Mehta discovered that a race condition in Policykit, a framework for managing administrative policies and privileges, allowed local users to elevate privileges by executing a setuid program from pkexec.
The oldstable distribution (lenny) does not contain the policykit-1 package.
For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 0.96-4+squeeze1.
For the testing distribution (wheezy) and unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.101-4.
We recommend that you upgrade your policykit-1 packages.