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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CVE-2009-4033

Severity Medium
Score 6.9/10

Summary

A certain Red Hat patch for acpid 1.0.4 effectively triggers a call to the open function with insufficient arguments, which might allow local users to leverage weak permissions on /var/log/acpid, and obtain sensitive information by reading this file, cause a denial of service by overwriting this file, or gain privileges by executing this file.

  • MEDIUM
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE

CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published