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[ MDVSA-2008:087 ] - Updated policykit package fixes format string vulnerability
From: security () mandriva com
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 19:02:00 -0600


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 Mandriva Linux Security Advisory                         MDVSA-2008:087
 http://www.mandriva.com/security/
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 Package : policykit
 Date    : April 16, 2008
 Affected: 2008.1
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 Problem Description:
 
 A format string vulnerability in the grant helper, in PolicyKit 0.7
 and earlier, allows attackers to cause a denial of service (crash)
 and possibly execute arbitrary code via format strings in a password.
 
 The updated package has been patched to correct this issue.
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 References:
 
 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1658
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 Updated Packages:
 
 Mandriva Linux 2008.1:
 aa8e182bb5e5d8fe952cfab4c62bf055  2008.1/i586/libpolkit2-0.7-5.1mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 2c2de3341fd2e7b0181215c49b373953  2008.1/i586/libpolkit-devel-0.7-5.1mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 54bc0d67f70ada707da9ac5d35ac6f8a  2008.1/i586/policykit-0.7-5.1mdv2008.1.i586.rpm
 864e3c1f5c99ad74a284fe3f35964515  2008.1/i586/policykit-docs-0.7-5.1mdv2008.1.i586.rpm 
 e19c68b55d06d4ad8a00a9c82e38e3fa  2008.1/SRPMS/policykit-0.7-5.1mdv2008.1.src.rpm

 Mandriva Linux 2008.1/X86_64:
 79e9c91841bf90f09fd7184050164bfe  2008.1/x86_64/lib64polkit2-0.7-5.1mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 3bb998cc6595c0f70c47cb22f411962b  2008.1/x86_64/lib64polkit-devel-0.7-5.1mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 16ede4d785e987f5e65361570d80bcdc  2008.1/x86_64/policykit-0.7-5.1mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm
 c114e50ab7f564a281ddd1096dbde53c  2008.1/x86_64/policykit-docs-0.7-5.1mdv2008.1.x86_64.rpm 
 e19c68b55d06d4ad8a00a9c82e38e3fa  2008.1/SRPMS/policykit-0.7-5.1mdv2008.1.src.rpm
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 Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
 pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
  <security*mandriva.com>
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