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USN-1961-1: systemd vulnerability

18 September 2013

systemd could be tricked into bypassing polkit authorizations.

Releases

Packages

  • systemd - system and service manager

Details

It was discovered that systemd was using polkit in an unsafe manner. A
local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended polkit
authorizations.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 13.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References