GLSA-201310-20 : acpid2: Privilege escalation

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70676


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201310-20 (acpid2: Privilege escalation)

acpid2 does not properly use the pidof program in
Impact :

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All acpid2 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-power/acpid-2.0.17'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70676

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201310-20.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/10/29

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:acpid, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/10/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2777

BID: 50993

OSVDB: 77592

GLSA: 201310-20