DescriptionPolicyKit 0.103 sets the AdminIdentities to "wheel" by default, which allows local users in the wheel group to gain root privileges without authentication.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
policykit-1 (PTS)jessie0.105-15~deb8u2fixed
jessie (security)0.105-15~deb8u4fixed
stretch (security), stretch0.105-18+deb9u1fixed
bullseye, sid0.105-26fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
policykit-1sourcesqueeze(not affected)


[squeeze] - policykit-1 <not-affected> (vulnerable code introduced in 0.103)

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