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Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2022 16:35:38 -0500
From: Devon Thompson <>
Subject: CVE-2021-4115: polkit: file descriptor leak allows an unprivileged
 user to cause a crash.

There is an error handing flaw in polkit which can allow an unprivileged user to cause polkit to crash.
The crash happens due to process file descriptor exhaustion.
NOTE: Polkit process outage duration is tied to the failing process being reaped and a new one being spawned.


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