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[RHSA-2009:1642-02] Important: acpid security update



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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: acpid security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2009:1642-02
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1642.html
Issue date:        2009-12-07
CVE Names:         CVE-2009-4033 
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1. Summary:

An updated acpid package that fixes one security issue is now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

acpid is a daemon that dispatches ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface) events to user-space programs.

It was discovered that acpid could create its log file ("/var/log/acpid")
with random permissions on some systems. A local attacker could use this
flaw to escalate their privileges if the log file was created as
world-writable and with the setuid or setgid bit set. (CVE-2009-4033)

Please note that this flaw was due to a Red Hat-specific patch
(acpid-1.0.4-fd.patch) included in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 acpid
package.

Users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to correct this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

515062 - /var/log/acpid has improper permissions
542926 - CVE-2009-4033 acpid: log file created with random permissions

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/acpid-1.0.4-9.el5_4.1.src.rpm

i386:
acpid-1.0.4-9.el5_4.1.i386.rpm
acpid-debuginfo-1.0.4-9.el5_4.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
acpid-1.0.4-9.el5_4.1.x86_64.rpm
acpid-debuginfo-1.0.4-9.el5_4.1.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/acpid-1.0.4-9.el5_4.1.src.rpm

i386:
acpid-1.0.4-9.el5_4.1.i386.rpm
acpid-debuginfo-1.0.4-9.el5_4.1.i386.rpm

ia64:
acpid-1.0.4-9.el5_4.1.ia64.rpm
acpid-debuginfo-1.0.4-9.el5_4.1.ia64.rpm

x86_64:
acpid-1.0.4-9.el5_4.1.x86_64.rpm
acpid-debuginfo-1.0.4-9.el5_4.1.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-4033
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert redhat com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
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