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12-Year-Old Polkit Flaw Lets Unprivileged Linux Users Gain Root Access

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12-Year-Old Polkit Flaw Lets Unprivileged Linux Users Gain Root Access

A 12-year-old security vulnerability has been disclosed in a system utility called Polkit that grants attackers root privileges on Linux systems, even as a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit has emerged in the wild merely hours after technical details of the bug became public. Dubbed "PwnKit" by cybersecurity firm Qualys, the weakness impacts a component in polkit called pkexec, a program that's