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Old 04-19-2011, 06:44 PM
 
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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: polkit security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2011:0455-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0455.html
Issue date: 2011-04-19
CVE Names: CVE-2011-1485
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1. Summary:

Updated polkit packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6) - i386, noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6) - noarch, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, noarch, ppc64, s390x, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, noarch, x86_64

3. Description:

PolicyKit is a toolkit for defining and handling authorizations.

A race condition flaw was found in the PolicyKit pkexec utility and polkitd
daemon. A local user could use this flaw to appear as a privileged user to
pkexec, allowing them to execute arbitrary commands as root by running
those commands with pkexec. (CVE-2011-1485)

Red Hat would like to thank Neel Mehta of Google for reporting this issue.

All polkit users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to correct this issue. The system must be rebooted for
this update to take effect.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

692922 - CVE-2011-1485 polkitd/pkexec vulnerability

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.src.rpm

i386:
polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm

noarch:
polkit-desktop-policy-0.96-2.el6_0.1.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.src.rpm

i386:
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-docs-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm

x86_64:
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-2.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm
polkit-docs-0.96-2.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6ComputeNode/en/os/SRPMS/polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.src.rpm

x86_64:
polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node Optional (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6ComputeNode/en/os/SRPMS/polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.src.rpm

noarch:
polkit-desktop-policy-0.96-2.el6_0.1.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-2.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm
polkit-docs-0.96-2.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.src.rpm

i386:
polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-docs-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm

noarch:
polkit-desktop-policy-0.96-2.el6_0.1.noarch.rpm

ppc64:
polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.ppc.rpm
polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.ppc64.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.ppc.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.ppc64.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-2.el6_0.1.ppc.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-2.el6_0.1.ppc64.rpm
polkit-docs-0.96-2.el6_0.1.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.s390.rpm
polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.s390x.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.s390.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.s390x.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-2.el6_0.1.s390.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-2.el6_0.1.s390x.rpm
polkit-docs-0.96-2.el6_0.1.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-2.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm
polkit-docs-0.96-2.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.src.rpm

i386:
polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-docs-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm

noarch:
polkit-desktop-policy-0.96-2.el6_0.1.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-0.96-2.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-2.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-2.el6_0.1.i686.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-2.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm
polkit-docs-0.96-2.el6_0.1.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2011-1485.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2011 Red Hat, Inc.
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