Scientific Linux Security Update : acpid on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60580
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAnthony 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)
SolutionUpdate the affected acpid package.