Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : acpid (MDVSA-2009:107-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38707
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionThe 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.
Packages for 2008.0 are provided for Corporate Desktop 2008.0 customers
SolutionUpdate the affected acpid package.