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Polkit Privilege Escalation Vulnerability - (CVE-2021-4034)

Recently a vulnerability was found within Linux regarding the polkit package (CVE-2021-4034).  Per Red Hat, “This package is designed to define and handle policies that allow unprivileged processes to communicate with privileged processed on a Linux system.”

Currently the installed version on Spok Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 7 servers, polkit-0.112-26.el7_9.1.x86_64, is NOT vulnerable.

Customers on Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 servers are not affected by this vulnerability.

If you have any questions, please contact Spok Support at 1-800-862-9054.