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The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
CVE-2009-4033 acpid: log file created with random permissions
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
Please note that this flaw was due to a specific patch
(acpid-1.0.4-fd.patch) included in the Scientific Linux 5 acpid
See also :
Update the affected acpid package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 60700 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2009-4033