Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : acpid vulnerability (USN-1234-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that acpid did not properly handle
connections from poorly behaving clients. A local attacker could
potentially exploit this to cause a denial of service.

Solution :

Update the affected acpid package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56581 ()

Bugtraq ID: 45915

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1159