Improper Privilege Management

Affecting packagekit package, versions *

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Overview

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Improper Privilege Management. PackageKit's apt backend mistakenly treated all local debs as trusted. The apt security model is based on repository trust and not on the contents of individual files. On sites with configured PolicyKit rules this may allow users to install malicious packages.

Remediation

There is no fixed version for packagekit.

References

CVSS Score

7.8
high severity
  • Attack Vector
    Local
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    Low
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    High
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
CVE
CVE-2020-16122
CWE
CWE-269
Snyk ID
SNYK-DEBIAN10-PACKAGEKIT-1012669
Disclosed
07 Nov, 2020
Published
25 Sep, 2020