Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : acpid vulnerabilities (USN-1296-1)

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 :

Oliver-Tobias Ripka discovered that an ACPI script incorrectly handled
power button events. A local attacker could use this to execute
arbitrary code, and possibly escalate privileges. (CVE-2011-2777)

Helmut Grohne and Michael Biebl discovered that ACPI scripts were
executed with a permissive file mode creation mask (umask). A local
attacker could read files and modify directories created by ACPI
scripts that did not set a strict umask. (CVE-2011-4578).

Solution :

Update the affected acpid package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57060 ()

Bugtraq ID: 50945

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2777