The polkit packages provide a component for controlling system-wide privileges. This component provides a uniform and organized way for non-privileged processes to communicate with privileged ones.
* polkit: Local privilege escalation in pkexec due to incorrect handling of argument vector (CVE-2021-4034)
More information can be found in the security advisory issued by Red Hat:
For assessment and severity classification details refer to Section 3 of Avaya's Product Vulnerability Response Policy.
The "Resolution" column will be updated as fixes are made available. Please reference the "Information" column for any additional information regarding the affected product.
|Avaya Aura® Application Enablement Services||10.x||Install 10.1 SSP1 or later.||Application Enablement Services 10.1 Security Service Pack.|
|Avaya Aura® Communication Manager||10.x||Install 10.1 SSP1 or later.||Communication Manager 10.1 Security Service Pack.|
|Avaya Aura® Device Services||10.x||Upgrade to 10.1.0.1 or later||Avaya Aura Device Services 10.1 Security Service Pack.|
|Avaya Aura® Experience Portal||8.x||Install the latest 8.x Security Updates.||Avaya Aura Experience Portal 8.x Security Updates.|
|Avaya Aura® Session Manager||10.x||Install 10.1 SSP1 or later.||Session Manager 10.1 Security Service Pack.|
|Avaya Aura® System Manager||10.x||Upgrade to 10.1.0.1 or later.||System Manager 10.1 Security Service Pack.|
Recommended Actions for Products:
Avaya strongly recommends following networking and security best practices by implementing firewalls, ACLs, physical security or other appropriate access restrictions. Though Avaya believes such restrictions should always be in place, risk to Avaya products and the surrounding network from this potential vulnerability may be mitigated by ensuring these practices are implemented until such time as an Avaya provided product update or the recommended Avaya action is applied. Further restrictions as deemed necessary based on the customer's security policies may be required during this interim period, but the System Product operating system or application should not be modified unless the change is approved by Avaya. Making changes that are not approved may void the Avaya product service contract.
Avaya uses the Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score and metrics as reported by the vendor for the affected component(s) or by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the National Vulnerability Database. In some cases, such as where CVSS information is not available from the vendor or NIST, Avaya will calculate the CVSS base score and metrics. Customers are encouraged to calculate the Temporal and Environmental CVSS scores to determine how the vulnerability could affect their specific implementation or environment. For more information on CVSS and how the score is calculated, see
Common Vulnerability Scoring System: Specification Document.
|Vulnerability||CVSSv3 Base Score||CVSSv3 Metrics|
Avaya software-only products operate on general-purpose operating systems. Occasionally, vulnerabilities may be discovered in the underlying operating system or applications that come with the operating system. These vulnerabilities may not impact the software-only product directly but may threaten the integrity of the underlying platform.
|Avaya Aura® Application Enablement Services||Refer to PSN020361u - Avaya Aura® Software-only RPM updates prior to updating the package. Failure to do so, may result in a system breakage.|
|Avaya Aura® Communication Manager 8.0 and later||Refer to PSN020361u - Avaya Aura® Software-only RPM updates prior to updating the package. Failure to do so, may result in a system breakage.|
|Avaya Aura® Experience Portal||If an affected package is installed, Avaya recommends following the actions supplied by Red Hat.|
|Avaya Aura® Session Manager 8.0 and later||Refer to PSN020361u - Avaya Aura® Software-only RPM updates prior to updating the package. Failure to do so, may result in a system breakage.|
|Avaya Aura® System Manager 8.0 and later|
Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.
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V 1.0 - January 31, 2022 - Initial Statement issued.
V 2.0 - July 18, 2022 - Updated Resolution, Information columns for all products and set the Advisory status to Final.
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