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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2011-2777: acpid2: Privilege escalation

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2011-2777: acpid2: Privilege escalation

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
08/29/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

samples/powerbtn/powerbtn.sh in acpid (aka acpid2) 2.0.16 and earlier uses the pidof program incorrectly, which allows local users to gain privileges by running a program with the name kded4 and a DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS environment variable containing commands.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-sys-power-acpid

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