Scientific Linux Security Update : acpid on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Anthony de Almeida Lopes of Outpost24 AB reported a denial of service
flaw in the acpid daemon's error handling. If an attacker could
exhaust the sockets open to acpid, the daemon would enter an infinite
loop, consuming most CPU resources and preventing acpid from
communicating with legitimate processes. (CVE-2009-0798)

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected acpid package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60580 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0798

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