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CVE-2011-1485

Published: 19 April 2011

Race condition in the pkexec utility and polkitd daemon in PolicyKit (aka polkit) 0.96 allows local users to gain privileges by executing a setuid program from pkexec, related to the use of the effective user ID instead of the real user ID.

Notes

AuthorNote
kees
older "policykit" package lacks "pkexec" entirely.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
policykit-1
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream Needs triage

dapper Does not exist

hardy Does not exist

karmic
Released (0.94-1ubuntu1.1)
lucid
Released (0.96-2ubuntu0.1)
maverick
Released (0.96-2ubuntu1.1)