Upstream information

CVE-2021-4115 at MITRE

Description

There is a flaw in polkit which can allow an unprivileged user to cause polkit to crash, due to process file descriptor exhaustion. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to availability. NOTE: Polkit process outage duration is tied to the failing process being reaped and a new one being spawned

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Pending

This issue is currently rated as having low severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 2.1
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 5.5 3.3
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Attack Vector Local Local
Attack Complexity Low Low
Privileges Required Low Low
User Interaction None None
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact None None
Integrity Impact None None
Availability Impact High Low
CVSSv3 Version 3.1 3.1
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1195542 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
Image SLES12-SP4-Azure-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP4-SAP-Azure-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP4-SAP-Azure-LI-BYOS-Production
Image SLES12-SP4-SAP-Azure-VLI-BYOS-Production
Image SLES12-SP4-SAP-EC2-HVM
Image SLES12-SP5-Azure-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP5-Azure-Basic-On-Demand
Image SLES12-SP5-Azure-HPC-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP5-Azure-HPC-On-Demand
Image SLES12-SP5-Azure-SAP-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP5-Azure-SAP-On-Demand
Image SLES12-SP5-Azure-Standard-On-Demand
Image SLES12-SP5-EC2-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP5-EC2-ECS-On-Demand
Image SLES12-SP5-EC2-On-Demand
Image SLES12-SP5-EC2-SAP-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP5-EC2-SAP-On-Demand
Image SLES12-SP5-GCE-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP5-GCE-On-Demand
Image SLES12-SP5-GCE-SAP-BYOS
Image SLES12-SP5-GCE-SAP-On-Demand
Image SLES12-SP5-SAP-Azure-LI-BYOS-Production
Image SLES12-SP5-SAP-Azure-VLI-BYOS-Production
  • libpolkit0 >= 0.113-5.27.1
  • polkit >= 0.113-5.27.1
Image SLES15-SP2-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP2-BYOS-EC2-HVM
Image SLES15-SP2-BYOS-GCE
Image SLES15-SP2-HPC-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP2-HPC-BYOS-EC2-HVM
Image SLES15-SP2-Manager-4-1-Proxy-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP2-Manager-4-1-Proxy-BYOS-EC2-HVM
Image SLES15-SP2-Manager-4-1-Proxy-BYOS-GCE
Image SLES15-SP2-Manager-4-1-Server-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP2-Manager-4-1-Server-BYOS-EC2-HVM
Image SLES15-SP2-Manager-4-1-Server-BYOS-GCE
Image SLES15-SP2-SAP-Azure
Image SLES15-SP2-SAP-Azure-LI-BYOS-Production
Image SLES15-SP2-SAP-Azure-VLI-BYOS-Production
Image SLES15-SP2-SAP-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP2-SAP-BYOS-EC2-HVM
Image SLES15-SP2-SAP-BYOS-GCE
Image SLES15-SP2-SAP-EC2-HVM
Image SLES15-SP2-SAP-GCE
Image SLES15-SP3-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP3-BYOS-EC2-HVM
Image SLES15-SP3-BYOS-GCE
Image SLES15-SP3-EC2-ECS-HVM
Image SLES15-SP3-EC2-HVM
Image SLES15-SP3-GCE
Image SLES15-SP3-HPC-Azure
Image SLES15-SP3-HPC-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP3-HPC-BYOS-EC2-HVM
Image SLES15-SP3-HPC-BYOS-GCE
Image SLES15-SP3-Manager-4-2-Proxy-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP3-Manager-4-2-Proxy-BYOS-EC2-HVM
Image SLES15-SP3-Manager-4-2-Proxy-BYOS-GCE
Image SLES15-SP3-Manager-4-2-Server-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP3-Manager-4-2-Server-BYOS-EC2-HVM
Image SLES15-SP3-Manager-4-2-Server-BYOS-GCE
Image SLES15-SP3-Micro-5-1-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP3-Micro-5-1-BYOS-EC2-HVM
Image SLES15-SP3-Micro-5-1-BYOS-GCE
Image SLES15-SP3-Micro-5-2-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP3-Micro-5-2-BYOS-EC2-HVM
Image SLES15-SP3-Micro-5-2-BYOS-GCE
Image SLES15-SP3-SAP-Azure
Image SLES15-SP3-SAP-Azure-LI-BYOS-Production
Image SLES15-SP3-SAP-Azure-VLI-BYOS-Production
Image SLES15-SP3-SAP-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP3-SAP-BYOS-EC2-HVM
Image SLES15-SP3-SAP-BYOS-GCE
Image SLES15-SP3-SAP-EC2-HVM
Image SLES15-SP3-SAP-GCE
Image SLES15-SP3-SAPCAL-Azure
Image SLES15-SP3-SAPCAL-EC2-HVM
Image SLES15-SP3-SAPCAL-GCE
Image SLES15-SP4
Image SLES15-SP4-Azure-Basic
Image SLES15-SP4-Azure-Standard
Image SLES15-SP4-BYOS
Image SLES15-SP4-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP4-BYOS-EC2
Image SLES15-SP4-BYOS-GCE
Image SLES15-SP4-EC2
Image SLES15-SP4-EC2-ECS-HVM
Image SLES15-SP4-GCE
Image SLES15-SP4-HPC
Image SLES15-SP4-HPC-Azure
Image SLES15-SP4-HPC-BYOS
Image SLES15-SP4-HPC-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP4-HPC-BYOS-EC2
Image SLES15-SP4-HPC-BYOS-GCE
Image SLES15-SP4-HPC-EC2
Image SLES15-SP4-HPC-GCE
Image SLES15-SP4-Hardened-BYOS
Image SLES15-SP4-Hardened-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP4-Hardened-BYOS-EC2
Image SLES15-SP4-Hardened-BYOS-GCE
Image SLES15-SP4-Manager-Proxy-4-3-BYOS
Image SLES15-SP4-Manager-Proxy-4-3-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP4-Manager-Proxy-4-3-BYOS-EC2
Image SLES15-SP4-Manager-Proxy-4-3-BYOS-GCE
Image SLES15-SP4-Manager-Server-4-3-BYOS
Image SLES15-SP4-Manager-Server-4-3-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP4-Manager-Server-4-3-BYOS-EC2
Image SLES15-SP4-Manager-Server-4-3-BYOS-GCE
Image SLES15-SP4-Micro-5-3-BYOS
Image SLES15-SP4-Micro-5-3-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP4-Micro-5-3-BYOS-EC2
Image SLES15-SP4-Micro-5-3-BYOS-GCE
Image SLES15-SP4-SAP
Image SLES15-SP4-SAP-Azure
Image SLES15-SP4-SAP-Azure-LI-BYOS
Image SLES15-SP4-SAP-Azure-LI-BYOS-Production
Image SLES15-SP4-SAP-Azure-VLI-BYOS
Image SLES15-SP4-SAP-Azure-VLI-BYOS-Production
Image SLES15-SP4-SAP-BYOS
Image SLES15-SP4-SAP-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP4-SAP-BYOS-EC2
Image SLES15-SP4-SAP-BYOS-GCE
Image SLES15-SP4-SAP-EC2
Image SLES15-SP4-SAP-GCE
Image SLES15-SP4-SAP-Hardened-BYOS
Image SLES15-SP4-SAP-Hardened-BYOS-Azure
Image SLES15-SP4-SAP-Hardened-BYOS-EC2
Image SLES15-SP4-SAP-Hardened-BYOS-GCE
Image SLES15-SP4-SAPCAL
Image SLES15-SP4-SAPCAL-Azure
Image SLES15-SP4-SAPCAL-EC2
Image SLES15-SP4-SAPCAL-GCE
Image SLES15-SP4-SUSE-Rancher-Setup-BYOS
Image SLES15-SP4-SUSE-Rancher-Setup-BYOS-EC2
Image SLES15-SP4-SUSE-Rancher-Setup-BYOS-EC2-HVM
  • libpolkit0 >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • polkit >= 0.116-3.9.1
SUSE Enterprise Storage 7.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP3
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.2
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.2
SUSE Manager Server 4.2
  • libpolkit0 >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • polkit >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • polkit-devel >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • typelib-1_0-Polkit-1_0 >= 0.116-3.9.1
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP3-2022-525
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP4
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.3
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.3
SUSE Manager Server 4.3
  • libpolkit0 >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • polkit >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • polkit-devel >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • typelib-1_0-Polkit-1_0 >= 0.116-3.9.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP4 GA libpolkit0-0.116-3.9.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.0
  • libpolkit0 >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • polkit >= 0.116-3.9.1
Patchnames:
SUSE-SUSE-MicroOS-5.0-2022-525
SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.1
  • libpolkit0 >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • polkit >= 0.116-3.9.1
Patchnames:
SUSE-SUSE-MicroOS-5.1-2022-525
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 15 SP2
  • libpolkit0 >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • polkit >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • polkit-devel >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • typelib-1_0-Polkit-1_0 >= 0.116-3.9.1
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-Product-RT-15-SP2-2022-525
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5
  • libpolkit0 >= 0.113-5.27.1
  • libpolkit0-32bit >= 0.113-5.27.1
  • polkit >= 0.113-5.27.1
  • polkit-devel >= 0.113-5.27.1
  • typelib-1_0-Polkit-1_0 >= 0.113-5.27.1
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP5-2022-524
SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2022-524
SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP5-2022-524
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP5
  • polkit-devel >= 0.113-5.27.1
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP5-2022-524
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP5
  • libpolkit0-32bit >= 0.113-5.27.1
Patchnames:
SUSE-SLE-WE-12-SP5-2022-524
openSUSE Leap 15.3
  • libpolkit0 >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • libpolkit0-32bit >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • polkit >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • polkit-devel >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • polkit-doc >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • typelib-1_0-Polkit-1_0 >= 0.116-3.9.1
Patchnames:
openSUSE-SLE-15.3-2022-525
openSUSE Leap 15.4
  • libpolkit0 >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • polkit >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • typelib-1_0-Polkit-1_0 >= 0.116-3.9.1
Patchnames:
openSUSE Leap 15.4 GA libpolkit0-0.116-3.9.1
openSUSE Tumbleweed
  • libpolkit-agent-1-0 >= 0.120-3.1
  • libpolkit-agent-1-0-32bit >= 0.120-3.1
  • libpolkit-gobject-1-0 >= 0.120-3.1
  • libpolkit-gobject-1-0-32bit >= 0.120-3.1
  • polkit >= 0.120-3.1
  • polkit-devel >= 0.120-3.1
  • polkit-doc >= 0.120-3.1
  • typelib-1_0-Polkit-1_0 >= 0.120-3.1
Patchnames:
openSUSE Tumbleweed GA libpolkit-agent-1-0-0.120-3.1

List of packages in QA

Product(s) Package(s)
SUSE Enterprise Storage 7
  • libpolkit0 >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • polkit >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • polkit-devel >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • typelib-1_0-Polkit-1_0 >= 0.116-3.9.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2-LTSS
  • libpolkit0 >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • polkit >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • polkit-devel >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • typelib-1_0-Polkit-1_0 >= 0.116-3.9.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP2
  • libpolkit0 >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • polkit >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • polkit-devel >= 0.116-3.9.1
  • typelib-1_0-Polkit-1_0 >= 0.116-3.9.1


First public cloud image revisions this CVE is fixed in:


Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification. The updates are grouped by state of their lifecycle. SUSE product lifecycles are documented on the lifecycle page.

Product(s) Source package State
Products under general support and receiving all security fixes.
SUSE Enterprise Storage 7 polkit In progress
SUSE Enterprise Storage 7.1 polkit Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP4 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP5 polkit Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP4 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.1 polkit Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.2 polkit Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.3 polkit Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP4 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 15 SP3 polkit Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP5 polkit Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-LTSS polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP4 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP5 polkit Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP4 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP5 polkit Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP5 polkit Released
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.2 polkit Released
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.3 polkit Affected
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.2 polkit Released
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.3 polkit Affected
SUSE Manager Server 4.2 polkit Released
SUSE Manager Server 4.3 polkit Affected
Products under Long Term Service Pack support and receiving important and critical security fixes.
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP1 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP1-ESPOS polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP1-LTSS polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2-ESPOS polkit Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP2-LTSS polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP3 polkit Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP3-ESPOS polkit Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15 SP3-LTSS polkit Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15-ESPOS polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 15-LTSS polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP1 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP2 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 SP3 polkit Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2-BCL polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4-LTSS polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1-LTSS polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2-LTSS polkit In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3 polkit Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3-LTSS polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15-ESPOS polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Business Critical Linux 15 SP1 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Business Critical Linux 15 SP2 polkit Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Business Critical Linux 15 SP3 polkit Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP4 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP1 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP2 polkit In progress
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15 SP3 polkit Released
Products past their end of life and not receiving proactive updates anymore.
HPE Helion OpenStack 8 polkit Affected
SUSE CaaS Platform 4.0 polkit Affected
SUSE Enterprise Storage 6 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP4 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP1 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP2 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 15 SP3 polkit Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.0 polkit Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time 15 SP2 polkit Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1-LTSS polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2-ESPOS polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2-LTSS polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3-BCL polkit Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3-ESPOS polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3-LTSS polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4-ESPOS polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP1-BCL polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP2-BCL polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP3-BCL polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15-LTSS polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for Raspberry Pi 12 SP2 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP1 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP2 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 12 SP3 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP1 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP2 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP3 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12 SP4 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP1 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP2 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP3 polkit Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Workstation Extension 12 SP4 polkit Affected
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.0 polkit Affected
SUSE Manager Proxy 4.1 polkit Unsupported
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.0 polkit Affected
SUSE Manager Retail Branch Server 4.1 polkit Unsupported
SUSE Manager Server 4.0 polkit Affected
SUSE Manager Server 4.1 polkit Unsupported
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7 polkit Affected
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 polkit Affected
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9 polkit Affected
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 8 polkit Affected
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 9 polkit Affected


SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Fri Feb 4 09:30:08 2022
CVE page last modified: Mon Jan 30 18:24:46 2023