polkit

Description:Policy framework for controlling privileges for system-wide services
License: GPL-2, LGPL-2
Homepage:https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/polkit https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/polkit/polkit
Location:Portage
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  • ~ - unstable
  • M - hardmask
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USE flags

  • consolekit - Use sys-auth/consolekit for session tracking
  • debug - Enable extra debug codepaths, like asserts and extra output. If you want to get meaningful backtraces see https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Quality_Assurance/Backtraces
  • doc - Add extra documentation (API, Javadoc, etc). It is recommended to enable per package instead of globally
  • elogind - Use sys-auth/elogind for session tracking
  • examples - Install examples, usually source code
  • expat - Enable the use of dev-libs/expat for XML parsing
  • gtk - Add support for x11-libs/gtk+ (The GIMP Toolkit)
  • introspection - Add support for GObject based introspection
  • jit - Enable just-in-time compilation for improved performance. May prevent use of some PaX memory protection features in Gentoo Hardened.
  • kde - Add support for software made by KDE, a free software community
  • nls - Add Native Language Support (using gettext - GNU locale utilities)
  • pam - Add support for PAM (Pluggable Authentication Modules) - DANGEROUS to arbitrarily flip
  • selinux - !!internal use only!! Security Enhanced Linux support, this must be set by the selinux profile or breakage will occur
  • systemd - Use sys-apps/systemd for session tracking
  • test - Enable dependencies and/or preparations necessary to run tests (usually controlled by FEATURES=test but can be toggled independently)

Security Advisory

Date Severity Title
4 months normal polkit: Multiple vulnerabilities
about 3 years normal polkit: Heap-corruption on duplicate IDs
over 5 years high polkit, Spice-Gtk, systemd, HPLIP, libvirt: Privilege escalation
over 7 years high PolicyKit: Multiple vulnerabilities

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