Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : acpid vulnerability (USN-766-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that acpid did not properly handle a large number of
connections. A local user could exploit this and monopolize CPU
resources, leading to a denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected acpid package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38195 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0798