CVE-2013-4288

Published: 18 September 2013

Race condition in PolicyKit (aka polkit) allows local users to bypass intended PolicyKit restrictions and gain privileges by starting a setuid or pkexec process before the authorization check is performed, related to (1) the polkit_unix_process_new API function, (2) the dbus API, or (3) the --process (unix-process) option for authorization to pkcheck.

Priority

Medium

Status

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