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RHSA-2009:1642: acpid security update

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RHSA-2009:1642: acpid security update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/08/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/09/2009
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

acpid is a daemon that dispatches ACPI (Advanced Configuration and PowerInterface) events to user-space programs.It was discovered that acpid could create its log file ("/var/log/acpid")with random permissions on some systems. A local attacker could use thisflaw to escalate their privileges if the log file was created asworld-writable and with the setuid or setgid bit set. (CVE-2009-4033)Please note that this flaw was due to a Red Hat-specific patch(acpid-1.0.4-fd.patch) included in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 acpidpackage.Users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains abackported patch to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-acpid

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