CVE-2013-4288

NameCVE-2013-4288
DescriptionRace condition in PolicyKit (aka polkit) allows local users to bypass intended PolicyKit restrictions and gain privileges by starting a setuid or pkexec process before the authorization check is performed, related to (1) the polkit_unix_process_new API function, (2) the dbus API, or (3) the --process (unix-process) option for authorization to pkcheck.
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 severityhigh
Debian Bugs723717

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
buster0.105-25fixed
bullseye, sid0.105-26fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
policykit-1source(unstable)0.105-3+nmu1low723717

Notes

[squeeze] - policykit-1 <no-dsa> (The update only deprecates an API and introduces a new option for pkcheck, no src package uses this API)
[wheezy] - policykit-1 <no-dsa> (The update only deprecates an API and introduces a new option for pkcheck, no src package uses this API)

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