OracleVM 2.1 : acpid (OVMSA-2009-0008)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 79455
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The remote OracleVM host is missing a security update.


The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates :


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.

- Updated the License entry

- Fixed CVE-2009-0798 (too many open files DoS)

- Resolves: #496291

- Minor fixes in init script

- Resolves: #237752

- Review of init script

- Fixed fd leaking

- Resolves: #237752 #441686


Update the affected acpid package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79455

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2009-0008.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Published: 11/26/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:acpid, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:2.1

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/18/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/24/2009

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0798

BID: 34692

CWE: 399