[SECURITY] Fedora 19 Update: gksu-polkit-0.0.3-8.gitf8ce834c.fc19

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Fedora Update Notification
FEDORA-2013-13620
2013-07-25 22:55:57
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Name        : gksu-polkit
Product     : Fedora 19
Version     : 0.0.3
Release     : 8.gitf8ce834c.fc19
URL         : http://live.gnome.org/gksu
Summary     : Command line utility to run programs as root
Description :
This is a library and application used to ask the user for passwords to run
programs as root.

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Update Information:

* Recreate tarball from proper sources; previous package was shipping an unknown code tarball.

* Add proper patching for CVE-2012-5617/CVE-2013-4161, the previous fix was creating a patch file and not patching the code.

* Use proper bus name in service file to fix service timeout.
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ChangeLog:

* Sun Jul 21 2013 Simone Caronni <negativo17 at gmail.com> - 0.0.3-8.gitf8ce834c
- Update to git snapshot, add script to recreate tarball.
- Fix Patch1, was creating a patch file and not patching files.
- Add fix to service file from  Jan PokornĂ½ (#975541).
* Tue Jun 11 2013 Simone Caronni <negativo17 at gmail.com> - 0.0.3-7
- Fix systemd service file (#948613).
- SPEC file formatting.
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References:

  [ 1 ] Bug #987561 - CVE-2013-4161 gksu-polkit: improper patching of CVE-2012-5617
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=987561
  [ 2 ] Bug #883162 - CVE-2012-5617 gksu-polkit: privilege escalation due to improper authentication settings in policykit configuration file
        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=883162
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This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update gksu-polkit' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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