Descriptionpkexec.c in pkexec in libpolkit in PolicyKit 0.96 allows local users to determine the existence of arbitrary files via the argument.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
policykit-1 (PTS)buster, buster (security)0.105-25+deb10u1fixed
bullseye (security), bullseye0.105-31+deb11u1fixed
sid, trixie124-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
policykit-1sourcelenny(not affected)
policykit-1source(unstable)(not affected)


- policykit-1 <not-affected> (pkexec introduced in 0.92)
[lenny] - policykit-1 <not-affected> (pkexec introduced in 0.92)

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