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Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 16:54:44 -0600
From: Vincent Danen <>
Subject: CVE request: privilege escalation in sectool

Colin Guthrie reported that sectool would elevate user privileges when
it was installed on a system, due to an incorrect DBus file
(specifically org.fedoraproject.sectool.mechanism.conf).  This could
allow a user with no additional privileges to elevate theirs (for
instance to restart a service they would not normally have permission to

Further details are in the bug, and a patch is available:;a=blob;f=sectool-0.9.5-dbus.patch;h=aedb3ef7f7e5ab22d5438bfb7eee63489ccf3244;hb=4859832281f0e08c6fbe48fc252c4199a0e9e322

Since this was reported and committed publicly, I'm requesting a CVE in
case one has already been assigned.


Vincent Danen / Red Hat Security Response Team 

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