Moderate CentOS polkit Security Update


polkit-0.112-6.el7_2.i686.rpm, polkit-0.112-6.el7_2.src.rpm, polkit-0.112-6.el7_2.x86_64.rpm, polkit-devel-0.112-6.el7_2.i686.rpm, polkit-devel-0.112-6.el7_2.x86_64.rpm, polkit-docs-0.112-6.el7_2.noarch.rpm,
2018-01-18 11:11
2017-07-27 19:10
2017-04-01 19:09
2017-01-05 20:13


Updated polkit 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 Moderate 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.

PolicyKit is a toolkit for defining and handling authorizations.

A denial of service flaw was found in how polkit handled authorization
requests. A local, unprivileged user could send malicious requests to
polkit, which could then cause the polkit daemon to corrupt its memory and
crash. (CVE-2015-3256)

All polkit users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue. The system must be rebooted for
this update to take effect.
Please see

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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
7 polkit polkit-0.112-6.el7_2.i686.rpm
polkit polkit-0.112-6.el7_2.src.rpm
polkit polkit-0.112-6.el7_2.x86_64.rpm
polkit-devel polkit-devel-0.112-6.el7_2.i686.rpm
polkit-devel polkit-devel-0.112-6.el7_2.x86_64.rpm
polkit-docs polkit-docs-0.112-6.el7_2.noarch.rpm