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|Posted: Sun May 24, 2009 7:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200905-06 ] acpid: Denial of Service
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: acpid: Denial of Service (GLSA 200905-06)
Date: May 24, 2009
An error in acpid might allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service.
acpid is a daemon for the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI).
Vulnerable: < 1.0.10
Unaffected: >= 1.0.10
Architectures: All supported architectures
The acpid daemon allows opening a large number of UNIX sockets without closing them, triggering an infinite loop.
Remote attackers can cause a Denial of Service (CPU consumption and connectivity loss).
There is no known workaround at this time.
All acpid users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-power/acpid-1.0.10"