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kdelibs -- KAuth PID Reuse Flaw

Affected packages
kdelibs < 4.12.5_3


VuXML ID 2f90556f-18c6-11e4-9cc4-5453ed2e2b49
Discovery 2014-07-30
Entry 2014-07-31

Martin Sandsmark reports:

The KAuth framework uses polkit-1 API which tries to authenticate using the requestors PID. This is prone to PID reuse race conditions.

This potentially allows a malicious application to pose as another for authentication purposes when executing privileged actions.


CVE Name CVE-2014-5033