Bug 1006669 - (CVE-2013-4324) CVE-2013-4324 spice-gtk: Insecure calling of polkit via polkit_unix_process_new()
CVE-2013-4324 spice-gtk: Insecure calling of polkit via polkit_unix_process_n...
Status: NEW
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1005137 1006786 1006787 1009540
Blocks: 1002376
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Reported: 2013-09-11 01:28 EDT by Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
Modified: 2015-10-15 13:59 EDT (History)
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spice-gtk patch (1.54 KB, patch)
2013-09-11 02:01 EDT, Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala
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Description Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-09-11 01:28:14 EDT
Sebastian Krahmer reported a security issue was found in polkit (CVE-2013-4288 bz 1002375).

It was found that spice-gtk was vulnerable to this issue as well, since it communicated to polkit authority using the unsafe polkit_unix_process_new() interface. Consequently polkit has now deprecated the use of polkit_unix_process_new() and spice-gtk has been patched to use the safer (already existing) polkit_unix_process_new_for_owner() interface.

This issue has been assigned CVE-2013-4324.
Comment 1 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-09-11 02:01:50 EDT
Created attachment 796257 [details]
spice-gtk patch
Comment 3 Vincent Danen 2013-09-18 11:12:43 EDT
This is now public:

Comment 4 Vincent Danen 2013-09-18 11:26:08 EDT
Created spice-gtk tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1009540]
Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2013-09-19 14:07:08 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:1273 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1273.html
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-09-26 20:45:18 EDT
spice-gtk-0.20-6.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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