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Bug 434522 (CVE-2011-2777) - <sys-power/acpid-2.0.17 : Local privilege escalation (CVE-2011-2777)
Summary: <sys-power/acpid-2.0.17 : Local privilege escalation (CVE-2011-2777)
Alias: CVE-2011-2777
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal major (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B1 [glsa]
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-09-09 23:26 UTC by GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot
Modified: 2013-10-28 17:07 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2012-09-09 23:26:06 UTC
CVE-2011-2777 (
  samples/powerbtn/ 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.

References (with patch):
Comment 1 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2012-11-18 13:21:45 UTC
Let's stabilize 2.0.17 then
Comment 2 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2012-11-18 13:29:31 UTC
amd64 stable
Comment 3 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2012-11-18 13:29:57 UTC
x86 stable
Comment 4 Sean Amoss (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2012-11-18 14:35:22 UTC
Thanks, everyone. GLSA request filed. IA64 should continue with stabilization, but not needed for GLSA.
Comment 5 Raúl Porcel (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2012-11-25 18:58:53 UTC
ia64 stable
Comment 6 Michal Hrusecky (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-01-03 13:40:10 UTC
Ok, so 2.0.17 is stable for all architectures 2.0.16 was stable before and 2.0.16 was removed from the tree, is there still anything left or can we close this one?
Comment 7 Pacho Ramos gentoo-dev 2013-01-03 15:53:41 UTC
I think once you drop vulnerable versions, that is all from maintainer part and you can unCC, while keeping bug opened to let security team fill glsa and that things
Comment 8 Michal Hrusecky (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-01-03 15:57:52 UTC
Ok, so vulnerable version dropped, everything ready for security guys :-) Thanks.
Comment 9 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2013-10-28 17:07:49 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201310-20 at
by GLSA coordinator Sergey Popov (pinkbyte).