GLSA 200905-06 acpid: Denial of Service
Posted on: 05/24/2009 09:50 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - acpid: Denial of Service. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200905-06
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: acpid: Denial of Service
Date: May 24, 2009
Bugs: #268079
ID: 200905-06

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Synopsis
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An error in acpid might allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of
Service.

Background
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acpid is a daemon for the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface
(ACPI).

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 sys-power/acpid lt; 1.0.10 gt;= 1.0.10

Description
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The acpid daemon allows opening a large number of UNIX sockets without
closing them, triggering an infinite loop.

Impact
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Remote attackers can cause a Denial of Service (CPU consumption and
connectivity loss).

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All acpid users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=sys-power/acpid-1.0.10"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-0798
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-0798

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200905-06.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2009 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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