CVE-2018-19788

NameCVE-2018-19788
DescriptionA flaw was found in PolicyKit (aka polkit) 0.115 that allows a user with a uid greater than INT_MAX to successfully execute any systemctl command.
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)
ReferencesDLA-1644-1, DSA-4350-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs915332

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
policykit-1 (PTS)jessie0.105-15~deb8u2vulnerable
jessie (security)0.105-15~deb8u4fixed
stretch (security), stretch0.105-18+deb9u1fixed
buster, sid0.105-25fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
policykit-1source(unstable)0.105-23high915332
policykit-1sourcejessie0.105-15~deb8u4highDLA-1644-1
policykit-1sourcestretch0.105-18+deb9u1highDSA-4350-1

Notes

https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/polkit/polkit/issues/74
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/polkit/polkit/merge_requests/14
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/polkit/polkit/commit/2cb40c4d5feeaa09325522bd7d97910f1b59e379
https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/polkit/polkit/commit/b534a10727455409acd54018a9c91000e7626126

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