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542926: CVE-2009-4033 acpid: log file created with random permissions

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

A certain Red Hat patch for acpid 1.0.4 effectively triggers a call to the open function with insufficient arguments, which might allow local users to leverage weak permissions on /var/log/acpid, and obtain sensitive information by reading this file, cause a denial of service by overwriting this file, or gain privileges by executing this file.

Find out more about CVE-2009-4033 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (acpid) RHSA-2009:1642 2009-12-07
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