USN-1953-1: polkit vulnerability
18 September 2013
polkit could be tricked into giving out improper authorization.
- policykit-1 - framework for managing administrative policies and privileges
It was discovered that polkit didn't allow applications to use the pkcheck
tool in a way which prevented a race condition in the UID lookup. A local
attacker could use this flaw to possibly escalate privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.