Upstream information

CVE-2016-2568 at MITRE

Description

pkexec, when used with --user nonpriv, allows local users to escape to the parent session via a crafted TIOCSTI ioctl call, which pushes characters to the terminal's input buffer.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Pending

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 4.4 6.2
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Medium High
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact Partial Complete
Integrity Impact Partial Complete
Availability Impact Partial Complete
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.8
Vector AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Changed
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 1000998 [NEW], 968375 [NEW], 968674 [IN_PROGRESS]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.


List of planned updates

The following information is the current evaluation information for this security issue. It might neither be accurate nor complete, Use at own risk.
Product(s) Source package
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GA
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 GA
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 GA
polkit
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GA
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 GA
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 GA
  • SUSE Studio Onsite 1.3
util-linux


Status of this issue by product and package

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GA polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 polkit Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 GA polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 12 SP1 polkit Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 polkit Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 GA polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP1 polkit Unsupported