Privilege escalation with polkit: How to get root on Linux with a seven-year-old bug | The GitHub Blog
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polkit is a system service installed by default on many Linux distributions. It’s used by systemd, so any Linux distribution that uses systemd also uses polkit. As a member of GitHub Security Lab, my job
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Thats really easy to do. Scary

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“Privalage escalation” first thing that pops into my head is “sounds like a white male problem” 😂

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