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704039: CVE-2011-1784 keepalived: insecure permissions on pid files

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The pidfile_write function in core/pidfile.c in keepalived 1.2.2 and earlier uses 0666 permissions for the (1), (2), and (3) files in /var/run/, which allows local users to kill arbitrary processes by writing a PID to one of these files.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1784 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 3.6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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