[SECURITY] [DSA 2362-1] acpid security update

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2011-12-10T10:30:09


Debian Security Advisory DSA-2362-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Moritz Muehlenhoff December 10, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq

Package : acpid Vulnerability : several Problem type : remote Debian-specific: partly CVE ID : CVE-2011-1159 CVE-2011-2777 CVE-2011-4578

Multiple vulnerabilities were found in the acpid, the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface event daemon:


Vasiliy Kulikov of OpenWall discovered that the socket handling
is vulnerable to denial of service.


Oliver-Tobias Ripka discovered that incorrect process handling in
the Debian-specific powerbtn.sh script could lead to local
privilege escalation. This issue doesn't affect oldstable. The
script is only shipped as an example in /usr/share/doc/acpid/examples.
See /usr/share/doc/acpid/README.Debian for details.


Helmut Grohne and Michael Biebl discovered that acpid sets a umask
of 0 when executing scripts, which could result in local privilege

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.8-1lenny4.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 1:2.0.7-1squeeze3.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your acpid packages.

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