[USN-3634-1] PackageKit vulnerability

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[USN-3634-1] PackageKit vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers-3
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3634-1
April 24, 2018

packagekit vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.10


PackageKit could be made to install or run programs as an administrator.

Software Description:
- packagekit: Provides a package management service


Matthias Gerstner discovered that PackageKit incorrectly handled
authentication. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to install
arbitrary packages and escalate privileges.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 17.10:
  packagekit                      1.1.7-1ubuntu0.1

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.


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