USN-3861-1: PolicyKit vulnerability
16 January 2019
PolicyKit could allow unintended access.
- policykit-1 - framework for managing administrative policies and privileges
It was discovered that PolicyKit incorrectly handled certain large user
UIDs. A local attacker with a large UID could possibly use this issue to
perform privileged actions.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
- USN-3861-2: libpolkit-backend-1-0, policykit-1