Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : acpid (MDVSA-2012:137)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61983


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in acpid :

Oliver-Tobias Ripka discovered that an ACPI script incorrectly handled power button events. A local attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code, and possibly escalate privileges (CVE-2011-2777).

Helmut Grohne and Michael Biebl discovered that ACPI scripts were executed with a permissive file mode creation mask (umask). A local attacker could read files and modify directories created by ACPI scripts that did not set a strict umask (CVE-2011-4578).

The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.


Update the affected acpid package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61983

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-137.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/10/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:acpid, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2777, CVE-2011-4578

BID: 50945, 50993

MDVSA: 2012:137