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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 38707


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


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 customers


Update the affected acpid package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 38707

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-107.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/05/08

Modified: 2015/03/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:acpid, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2009/12/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0798

BID: 34692

MDVSA: 2009:107-1

CWE: 399