Scientific Linux Security Update : acpid on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60580


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


Anthony 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)


Update the affected acpid package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60580

File Name: sl_20090507_acpid_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/05/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0798

CWE: 399