polkit vulnerability
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Polkit Authentication Bypass Local Privesc Vulnerability

This paper explains the exploitation of the authentication bypass vulnerability found in polkit, which allows an unprivileged user to call privileged methods by taking root access using dbus.

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  • Exploiting the vulnerability and learning how to mitigate it
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