CVE-2014-5033

Published: 23 July 2014

KDE kdelibs before 4.14 and kauth before 5.1 does not properly use D-Bus for communication with a polkit authority, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions by leveraging a PolkitUnixProcess PolkitSubject race condition via a (1) setuid process or (2) pkexec process, related to CVE-2013-4288 and "PID reuse race conditions."

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
kde4libs
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needed

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4:4.13.2a-0ubuntu0.3)
Patches:
Upstream: http://quickgit.kde.org/?p=kdelibs.git&a=commit&h=e4e7b53b71e2659adaf52691d4accc3594203b23