CVE-2014-5033 Detail

Current Description

KDE kdelibs before 4.14 and kauth before 5.1 does not properly use D-Bus for communication with a polkit authority, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions by leveraging a PolkitUnixProcess PolkitSubject race condition via a (1) setuid process or (2) pkexec process, related to CVE-2013-4288 and "PID reuse race conditions."


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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2014-08/msg00012.html
http://quickgit.kde.org/?p=kauth.git&a=commit&h=341b7d84b6d9c03cf56905cb277b47e11c81482a
http://quickgit.kde.org/?p=kdelibs.git&a=commitdiff&h=e4e7b53b71e2659adaf52691d4accc3594203b23 Exploit  Patch 
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1359.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3004
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20140730-1.txt Vendor Advisory 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2304-1

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-362 Concurrent Execution using Shared Resource with Improper Synchronization ('Race Condition') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2014-5033
NVD Published Date:
08/19/2014
NVD Last Modified:
10/16/2014
Source:
MITRE