[Trisquel-security] [USN-1961-1] systemd vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Sep 18 17:08:29 CEST 2013

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1961-1
September 18, 2013

systemd vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 13.04


systemd could be tricked into bypassing polkit authorizations.

Software Description:
- systemd: system and service manager


It was discovered that systemd was using polkit in an unsafe manner. A
local attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass intended polkit

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 13.04:
  systemd-services                198-0ubuntu11.2

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


Package Information:

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