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<glsa id="201204-06">
<title>PolicyKit: Multiple vulnerabilities</title>
<synopsis>Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in PolicyKit, the worst of
which may allow a local attacker to gain root privileges.
<product type="ebuild">polkit</product>
<announced>April 17, 2012</announced>
<revised>April 17, 2012: 1</revised>
<package name="sys-auth/polkit" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">0.104-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">0.104-r1</vulnerable>
<p>PolicyKit is a toolkit for controlling privileges for system-wide
<p>Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in PolicyKit:</p>
<li>Error messages in the pkexec utility disclose the existence of local
files (CVE-2010-0750).
<li>The pkexec utility initially checks the effective user ID of its
parent process for authorization, instead of checking the real user ID
<li>Members of the "wheel" group are able to execute commands as an
administrator without a password (CVE-2011-4945).
<impact type="high">
<p>A local attacker could gain elevated privileges or sensitive
<p>There is no known workaround at this time.</p>
<p>All PolicyKit users should upgrade to the latest version:</p>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "&gt;=sys-auth/polkit-0.104-r1"
<uri link="">CVE-2010-0750</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2011-1485</uri>
<uri link="">CVE-2011-4945</uri>
<metadata timestamp="Fri, 07 Oct 2011 23:37:57 +0000" tag="requester">
<metadata timestamp="Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:43:48 +0000" tag="submitter">ackle</metadata>