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CVE-2009-4235 Detail

Description

acpid 1.0.4 sets an unrestrictive umask, which might allow local users to leverage weak permissions on /var/log/acpid, and obtain sensitive information by reading this file or cause a denial of service by overwriting this file, a different vulnerability than CVE-2009-4033.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  12/08/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-4235
Original release date:
12/08/2009
Last revised:
08/16/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
6.9 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (12/15/2009)

Red Hat considers this to be a duplicate of the CVE-2009-4033, rather than a separate issue. For further details, see: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=542926#c10

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://securitytracker.com/id?1023284 External Source SECTRACK 1023284
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1960 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1960
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:342 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:342
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:343 External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2009:343
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1642.html Patch External Source REDHAT RHSA-2009:1642
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=515062 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=515062
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=542926 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=542926
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/54676 External Source XF acpid-umask-weak-security(54676)

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:tim_hockin:acpid:1.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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