Debian Security Advisory DSA 2362-1 (acpid)

Published: 2012-02-11 07:34:11
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Technical Details:
Multiple vulnerabilities were found in the acpid, the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface event daemon: CVE-2011-1159 Vasiliy Kulikov of OpenWall discovered that the socket handling is vulnerable to denial of service. CVE-2011-2777 Oliver-Tobias Ripka discovered that incorrect process handling in the Debian-specific script could lead to local privilege escalation. This issue doesn't affect oldstable. The script is only shipped as an example in /usr/share/doc/acpid/examples. See /usr/share/doc/acpid/README.Debian for details. CVE-2011-4578 Helmut Grohne and Michael Biebl discovered that acpid sets a umask of 0 when executing scripts, which could result in local privilege escalation. For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.8-1lenny4. For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1:2.0.7-1squeeze3. For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your acpid Linux Distribution Packages.

The remote host is missing an update to acpid announced via advisory DSA 2362-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


CVSS Score
Debian Local Security Checks

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