Scientific Linux Security Update : acpid on SL5.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

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
set. (CVE-2009-4033)

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 :

Solution :

Update the affected acpid package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60700 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4033

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