Important CentOS polkit-qt Security Update


polkit-qt-0.103.0-10.el7_0.i686.rpm, polkit-qt-0.103.0-10.el7_0.src.rpm, polkit-qt-0.103.0-10.el7_0.x86_64.rpm, polkit-qt-devel-0.103.0-10.el7_0.i686.rpm, polkit-qt-devel-0.103.0-10.el7_0.x86_64.rpm, polkit-qt-doc-0.103.0-10.el7_0.noarch.rpm,
2018-01-18 11:08
2017-07-27 19:07
2017-04-01 19:08
2017-01-05 20:12


Updated polkit-qt packages that fix one security issue are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security 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.

Polkit-qt is a library that lets developers use the PolicyKit API through a
Qt-styled API. The polkit-qt library is used by the KDE Authentication
Agent (KAuth), which is a part of kdelibs.

It was found that polkit-qt handled authorization requests with PolicyKit
via a D-Bus API that is vulnerable to a race condition. A local user could
use this flaw to bypass intended PolicyKit authorizations. This update
modifies polkit-qt to communicate with PolicyKit via a different API that
is not vulnerable to the race condition. (CVE-2014-5033)

All polkit-qt users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue.
Please see

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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
7 polkit-qt polkit-qt-0.103.0-10.el7_0.i686.rpm
polkit-qt polkit-qt-0.103.0-10.el7_0.src.rpm
polkit-qt polkit-qt-0.103.0-10.el7_0.x86_64.rpm
polkit-qt-devel polkit-qt-devel-0.103.0-10.el7_0.i686.rpm
polkit-qt-devel polkit-qt-devel-0.103.0-10.el7_0.x86_64.rpm
polkit-qt-doc polkit-qt-doc-0.103.0-10.el7_0.noarch.rpm