OracleVM 2.1 : acpid (OVMSA-2009-0008)

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Synopsis :

The remote OracleVM host is missing a security update.

Description :

The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address
critical security updates :

CVE-2009-0798

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.

- Updated the License entry

- Fixed CVE-2009-0798 (too many open files DoS)

- Resolves: #496291

- Minor fixes in init script

- Resolves: #237752

- Review of init script

- Fixed fd leaking

- Resolves: #237752 #441686

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/oraclevm-errata/2009-May/000022.html

Solution :

Update the affected acpid package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: OracleVM Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79455 ()

Bugtraq ID: 34692

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0798

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