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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3020-1 (acpi-support - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

8 years ago

Modified

Modified

1 year ago

Summary

During a review for EDF, Raphael Geissert discovered that the acpi-support package did not properly handle data obtained from a user's environment. This could lead to program malfunction or allow a local user to escalate privileges to the root user due to a programming error.

Affected Software

Affected Software

acpi-support on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 0.140-5+deb7u3. For the testing distribution (jessie), and the unstable distribution (sid) this problem will be fixed soon. We recommend that you upgrade your acpi-support packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)