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CVE-2015-3256

Published: 26 October 2015

PolicyKit (aka polkit) before 0.113 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and polkitd daemon crash) and possibly gain privileges via unspecified vectors, related to "javascript rule evaluation."

Notes

AuthorNote
sbeattie
likely need all the commits between 2015-06-18 and
2015-06-19 plus 2015-06-23 to address issues
note that this only affected policykit versions that used
javscript via libmozjs, which none of the ubuntu versions do

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
policykit-1
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
upstream
Released (0.113)
precise Not vulnerable
(no libmozjs)
trusty Not vulnerable
(no libmozjs)
vivid Not vulnerable
(no libmozjs)
Patches:
upstream: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/polkit/commit/?id=9f5e0c731784003bd4d6fc75ab739ff8b2ea269f