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Debian: Security update for PolicyKit

Neel Mehta discovered that a race condition in Policykit, a framework for managing administrative policies and privileges, allowed local users to elevate privileges by executing a setuid program from pkexec. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2319-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                           Thijs Kinkhorst
October 8, 2011                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : policykit-1
Vulnerability  : race condition
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2011-1485 
Debian Bug     : 644500

Neel Mehta discovered that a race condition in Policykit, a framework
for managing administrative policies and privileges, allowed local
users to elevate privileges by executing a setuid program from pkexec.

The oldstable distribution (lenny) does not contain the policykit-1
package.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.96-4+squeeze1.

For the testing distribution (wheezy) and unstable distribution (sid),
this problem has been fixed in version 0.101-4.

We recommend that you upgrade your policykit-1 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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