USN-3861-2: PolicyKit vulnerability
16 January 2019
PolicyKit could allow unintended access.
- policykit-1 - framework for managing administrative policies and privileges
USN-3861-1 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 large user
UIDs. A local attacker with a large UID could possibly use this issue to
perform privileged actions.
- USN-3861-1: policykit-1, policykit-1-doc, libpolkit-gobject-1-0, libpolkit-backend-1-0, libpolkit-backend-1-dev, gir1.2-polkit-1.0, libpolkit-agent-1-0, libpolkit-gobject-1-dev, libpolkit-agent-1-dev