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CVE-2011-4945 Detail

Current Description

PolicyKit 0.103 sets the AdminIdentities to "wheel" by default, which allows local users in the wheel group to gain root privileges without authentication.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/PolicyKit/commit/?id=763faf434b445c20ae9529100d3ef5290976d0c9
http://patch-tracker.debian.org/patch/series/view/policykit-1/0.104-2/05_revert-admin-identities-unix-group-wheel.patch
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201204-06.xml
http://www.mail-archive.com/polkit-devel@lists.freedesktop.org/msg00327.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/03/28/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/03/28/2
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=401513
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit-1/0.103-1

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:michael_biebl:policykit:0.103:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2011-4945
NVD Published Date:
10/01/2012
NVD Last Modified:
12/18/2012