Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : acpi-support vulnerability (USN-2297-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

CESG discovered that acpi-support incorrectly handled certain
privileged operations when checking for power management daemons. A
local attacker could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code and
elevate privileges to root.

Solution :

Update the affected acpi-support package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76707 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-1419