Red Hat: 2013:1270-01: polkit: Important Advisory
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux 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 [More...]
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: polkit security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2013:1270-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1270.html
Issue date:        2013-09-19
CVE Names:         CVE-2013-4288 
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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 was found in the way the PolicyKit pkcheck utility
checked process authorization when the process was specified by its process
ID via the --process option. A local user could use this flaw to bypass
intended PolicyKit authorizations and escalate their privileges.
(CVE-2013-4288)

Note: Applications that invoke pkcheck with the --process option need to be
modified to use the pid,pid-start-time,uid argument for that option, to
allow pkcheck to check process authorization correctly.

Red Hat would like to thank Sebastian Krahmer of the SUSE Security Team for
reporting this issue.

All polkit users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch 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/site/articles/11258

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

1002375 - CVE-2013-4288 polkit: unix-process subject for authorization is racy

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Client/en/os/SRPMS/polkit-0.96-5.el6_4.src.rpm

i386:
polkit-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm

noarch:
polkit-desktop-policy-0.96-5.el6_4.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
polkit-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-0.96-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.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-0.96-5.el6_4.src.rpm

i386:
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-docs-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm

x86_64:
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
polkit-docs-0.96-5.el6_4.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-0.96-5.el6_4.src.rpm

x86_64:
polkit-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-0.96-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.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-0.96-5.el6_4.src.rpm

noarch:
polkit-desktop-policy-0.96-5.el6_4.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
polkit-docs-0.96-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Server/en/os/SRPMS/polkit-0.96-5.el6_4.src.rpm

i386:
polkit-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-docs-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm

noarch:
polkit-desktop-policy-0.96-5.el6_4.noarch.rpm

ppc64:
polkit-0.96-5.el6_4.ppc.rpm
polkit-0.96-5.el6_4.ppc64.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.ppc.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.ppc64.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-5.el6_4.ppc.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-5.el6_4.ppc64.rpm
polkit-docs-0.96-5.el6_4.ppc64.rpm

s390x:
polkit-0.96-5.el6_4.s390.rpm
polkit-0.96-5.el6_4.s390x.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.s390.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.s390x.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-5.el6_4.s390.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-5.el6_4.s390x.rpm
polkit-docs-0.96-5.el6_4.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
polkit-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-0.96-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
polkit-docs-0.96-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/6Workstation/en/os/SRPMS/polkit-0.96-5.el6_4.src.rpm

i386:
polkit-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-docs-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm

noarch:
polkit-desktop-policy-0.96-5.el6_4.noarch.rpm

x86_64:
polkit-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-0.96-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-debuginfo-0.96-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-5.el6_4.i686.rpm
polkit-devel-0.96-5.el6_4.x86_64.rpm
polkit-docs-0.96-5.el6_4.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-2013-4288.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

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

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