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Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2010 09:55:25 -0700
From: Kees Cook <>
        "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: CVE Request: policykit (minor)


Dan Rosenberg found[1] a minor information disclosure vulnerability
in pkexec, which has been fixed[2] upstream.  It would disclose the
existence of files a given user would normally not be able to confirm:

$ pkexec /home/drosenbe/secret/hidden
(password prompt)
$ pkexec /home/drosenbe/secret/doesnotexist
Error getting information about /home/drosenbe/secret/doesnotexist: No such file or directory



[1] Ubuntu bug:

Kees Cook
Ubuntu Security Team

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