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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 201310-20 ] acpid2: Privilege escalation Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: acpid2: Privilege escalation (GLSA 201310-20)
Severity: high
Exploitable: local
Date: October 28, 2013
Bug(s): #434522
ID: 201310-20

Synopsis

A vulnerability in acpid2 may allow a local attacker to gain
escalated privileges.


Background

acpid2 is a daemon for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface.

Affected Packages

Package: sys-power/acpid
Vulnerable: < 2.0.17
Unaffected: >= 2.0.17
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

acpid2 does not properly use the pidof program in powerbtn.sh.

Impact

A local attacker could gain escalated privileges.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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


References

CVE-2011-2777
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