The remote host is missing updates announced in advisory RHSA-2009:1642. 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.
Please note that this update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date
Updated on 2017-03-28