Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : acpid (MDVSA-2009:107-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

The daemon in acpid before 1.0.10 allows remote attackers to cause a
denial of service (CPU consumption and connectivity loss) by opening a
large number of UNIX sockets without closing them, which triggers an
infinite loop (CVE-2009-0798).

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.

Update :

Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0

Solution :

Update the affected acpid package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38707 (mandriva_MDVSA-2009-107.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 34692

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0798

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