• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

The Polkit vulnerability (CVE-2021-4034) is a critical vulnerability impacting every major Linux distribution. Its attack vector allows privilege escalation and can even give the attacker root access. Exploit and mitigate this vulnerability in this hands-on course that gives you the skills you need to protect your organization.

Learning Objectives

This course specifically covers a critical vulnerability that could affect your organization. By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Define the Polkit vulnerability, describe its root cause, and communicate its significance to key organizational stakeholders
- Exploit the vulnerability with publicly available exploit code
- Mitigate the vulnerability using multiple different methods

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.