Vulnerability CVE-2011-2777


Published: 2012-08-29   Modified: 2012-08-30

Description:
samples/powerbtn/powerbtn.sh in acpid (aka acpid2) 2.0.16 and earlier uses the pidof program incorrectly, which allows local users to gain privileges by running a program with the name kded4 and a DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS environment variable containing commands.

See advisories in our WLB2 database:
Topic
Author
Date
Med.
Acpid Privilege Boundary Crossing Vulnerability
otr
23.12.2011

CVSS2 => (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
4.4/10
6.4/10
3.4/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
Partial
Affected software
Tedfelix -> Acpid2 

 References:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acpid/+bug/893821

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