Acpid security update for Debian
Posted on: 12/10/2011 12:17 PM

Updated acpid packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2362-1 Moritz Muehlenhoff
December 10, 2011
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Package : acpid
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: partly
CVE ID : CVE-2011-1159 CVE-2011-2777 CVE-2011-4578

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in the acpid, the Advanced
Configuration and Power Interface event daemon:


Vasiliy Kulikov of OpenWall discovered that the socket handling
is vulnerable to denial of service.


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.


Helmut Grohne and Michael Biebl discovered that acpid sets a umask
of 0 when executing scripts, which could result in local privilege

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 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
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