Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : acpid (MDVSA-2012:086)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 59319
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in acpid :
acpid.c in acpid before 2.0.9 does not properly handle a situation in which a process has connected to acpid.socket but is not reading any data, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (daemon hang) via a crafted application that performs a connect system call but no read system calls (CVE-2011-1159).
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected acpid package.