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

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

acpid 1.0.4 sets an unrestrictive umask, which might allow local users to leverage weak permissions on /var/log/acpid, and obtain sensitive information by reading this file or cause a denial of service by overwriting this file, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-4033.

Find out more about CVE-2009-4235 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat considers this to be a duplicate of the CVE-2009-4033, rather than a separate issue. For further details, see:

CVSS v2 metrics

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

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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