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Re: CVE Request: PolicyKit change allows users in "wheel" group to become root without a password
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried () redhat com>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 22:06:59 -0600

On 03/27/2012 08:45 PM, Tim Sammut wrote:
Hi.

Please assign a CVE to this issue.

An intended change in PolicyKit [1] version 0.103 [2] allows users
of the "wheel" group to become root without providing the root
password. While this was intentional, we believe it presents a
security concern for our users [3].

[1] 
http://cgit.freedesktop.org/PolicyKit/commit/?id=763faf434b445c20ae9529100d3ef5290976d0c9


[2]
http://www.mail-archive.com/polkit-devel () lists freedesktop org/msg00327.html


[3] https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=401513

[4] 
http://patch-tracker.debian.org/patch/series/view/policykit-1/0.104-2/05_revert-admin-identities-unix-group-wheel.patch


[5] https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit-1/0.103-1

thank you tim

Please use CVE-2011-4945 for this issue (link #4 is from 2011).

-- 
Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)


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