APC UPS daemon, apcupsd, saves its process ID in a world-writable file, which allows local users to kill an arbitrary process by specifying the target process ID in the apcupsd.pid file.
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service
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Advisory; Patch Information
20001206 apcupsd 3.7.2 Denial of Service
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