Descriptionsamples/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.
Overall state of this security issue: Resolved
This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
Status of this issue by product and package
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|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS||acpid||Not affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4||acpid||Not affected|