USN-3717-2: PolicyKit vulnerabilities
17 July 2018
Several security issues were fixed in PolicyKit.
- policykit-1 - framework for managing administrative policies and privileges
USN-3717-1 fixed a vulnerability in PolicyKit. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that PolicyKit incorrectly handled certain duplicate
action IDs. A local attacker could use this issue to cause PolicyKit to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly escalate privileges.
Matthias Gerstner discovered that PolicyKit incorrectly checked users. A
local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause authentication
dialogs to show up for other users, leading to a denial of service or an
information leak. (CVE-2018-1116)
- USN-3717-1: libpolkit-backend-1-0, policykit-1