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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2013-4288

Race condition in PolicyKit (aka polkit) allows local users to bypass intended PolicyKit restrictions and gain privileges by starting a setuid or pkexec process before the authorization check is performed, related to (1) the polkit_unix_process_new API function, (2) the dbus API, or (3) the --process (unix-process) option for authorization to pkcheck.
Publish Date : 2013-10-03 Last Update Date : 2013-12-08
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privilegesBypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 362

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2013-1270 -- polkit security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27203 unix
ELSA-2013:1270: polkit security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23974 unix
RHSA-2013:1270: polkit security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20783 unix
RHSA-2013:1270: polkit security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20131270 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2013-4288

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 10.04 - LTS Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 - LTS Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Canonical Ubuntu Linux 13.04 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Novell Opensuse 12.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Novell Opensuse 12.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Polkit Project Polkit - Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Canonical Ubuntu Linux 4
Novell Opensuse 2
Polkit Project Polkit 1
Redhat Enterprise Linux 1

- References For CVE-2013-4288
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:1527
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:1528
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:1620
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:1617
REDHAT RHSA-2013:1460
REDHAT RHSA-2013:1270
MLIST [oss-security] 20130918 Re: Fwd: [vs-plain] polkit races
MLIST [oss-security] 20130918 Fwd: [vs-plain] polkit races

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2013-4288

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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