Vulnerability CVE-2014-5033


Published: 2014-08-19

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."

Type:

CWE-362

CVSS2 => (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
6.9/10
10/10
3.4/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
Complete
Complete
Affected software
KDE -> Kauth 
KDE -> Kdelibs 
Debian -> Kde4libs 
Canonical -> Ubuntu linux 

 References:
http://quickgit.kde.org/?p=kdelibs.git&a=commitdiff&h=e4e7b53b71e2659adaf52691d4accc3594203b23
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-2304-1
http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20140730-1.txt
http://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3004
http://secunia.com/advisories/60654
http://secunia.com/advisories/60633
http://secunia.com/advisories/60385
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1359.html
http://quickgit.kde.org/?p=kauth.git&a=commit&h=341b7d84b6d9c03cf56905cb277b47e11c81482a
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-updates/2014-08/msg00012.html

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