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Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2022 11:19:27 -0800
From: Alan Coopersmith <>
To:, Devon Thompson <>
Subject: Re: CVE-2021-4115: polkit: file descriptor leak allows
 an unprivileged user to cause a crash.

On 2/17/22 13:35, Devon Thompson wrote:
> Description:
> 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.

A more detailed description has been posted at

> References:

That last hostname does not resolve (perhaps it's internal to Red Hat?).

I'm surprised these are all Red Hat URL's - was this not reported & fixed
upstream?  I see a query asking about that at but no response,
and no commit or merge request yet there.

         -Alan Coopersmith-       
          Oracle Solaris Engineering -

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