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CentOS Update for acpid CESA-2009:1642 centos5 i386

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

6.9

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

11 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'acpid' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

acpid is a daemon that dispatches ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) 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 this flaw to escalate their privileges if the log file was created as world-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 acpid package. Users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

Affected Software

Affected Software

acpid on CentOS 5

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

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