Bug 439982 - (CVE-2008-1658) CVE-2008-1658 PolicyKit: format string vulnerability
CVE-2008-1658 PolicyKit: format string vulnerability
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
source=vendorsec,reported=20080331,pu...
: Security
Depends On: 439995 439996
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Reported: 2008-04-01 03:47 EDT by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2008-04-24 07:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-24 07:22:29 EDT
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Description Tomas Hoger 2008-04-01 03:47:11 EDT
Format string vulnerability was discovered in the PolicyKit grant helper.  User
may specify password with formatting sequences and cause polkit-grant-helper to
crash or bypass authentication.

Upstream bug report with proposed patch:
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=15295

Original report in Ubuntu BTS:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/policykit/+bug/205037
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2008-04-04 03:05:40 EDT
PolicyKit-0.6-2.fc8 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 8
Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2008-04-09 01:19:12 EDT
PolicyKit-0.6-2.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 4 Red Hat Product Security 2008-04-24 07:22:29 EDT
This issue was addressed in:

Fedora:
  https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F8/FEDORA-2008-2987


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