|Bugzilla:||760984: CVE-2011-4578 acpid: Unsafe umask for actions executed by acpid|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
event.c in acpid (aka acpid2) before 2.0.11 does not have an appropriate umask setting during execution of event-handler scripts, which might allow local users to (1) perform write operations within directories created by a script, or (2) read files created by a script, via standard filesystem system calls.
This issue affects the versions of the acpid package, as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4, 5, and 6. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact, a future update may address this flaw in acpid.
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