RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:0474

2009-05-11T00:00:00
ID OPENVAS:63948
Type openvas
Reporter Copyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com
Modified 2017-07-12T00:00:00

Description

The remote host is missing updates announced in advisory RHSA-2009:0474.

acpid is a daemon that dispatches ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) events to user-space programs.

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)

Users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue.

                                        
                                            # OpenVAS Vulnerability Test
# $Id: RHSA_2009_0474.nasl 6683 2017-07-12 09:41:57Z cfischer $
# Description: Auto-generated from advisory RHSA-2009:0474 ()
#
# Authors:
# Thomas Reinke <reinke@securityspace.com>
#
# Copyright:
# Copyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com
# Text descriptions are largely excerpted from the referenced
# advisory, and are Copyright (c) the respective author(s)
#
# This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2,
# or at your option, GNU General Public License version 3,
# as published by the Free Software Foundation
#
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
# GNU General Public License for more details.
#
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
# Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
#

include("revisions-lib.inc");
tag_summary = "The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2009:0474.

acpid is a daemon that dispatches ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power
Interface) events to user-space programs.

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)

Users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a
backported patch to correct this issue.";

tag_solution = "Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network.  To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date";



if(description)
{
 script_id(63948);
 script_version("$Revision: 6683 $");
 script_tag(name:"last_modification", value:"$Date: 2017-07-12 11:41:57 +0200 (Wed, 12 Jul 2017) $");
 script_tag(name:"creation_date", value:"2009-05-11 20:24:31 +0200 (Mon, 11 May 2009)");
 script_cve_id("CVE-2009-0798");
 script_tag(name:"cvss_base", value:"5.0");
 script_tag(name:"cvss_base_vector", value:"AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P");
 script_name("RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:0474");



 script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);

 script_copyright("Copyright (c) 2009 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com");
 script_family("Red Hat Local Security Checks");
 script_dependencies("gather-package-list.nasl");
 script_mandatory_keys("ssh/login/rhel", "ssh/login/rpms");
 script_tag(name : "solution" , value : tag_solution);
 script_tag(name : "summary" , value : tag_summary);
 script_tag(name:"qod_type", value:"package");
 script_tag(name:"solution_type", value:"VendorFix");
 script_xref(name : "URL" , value : "http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0474.html");
 script_xref(name : "URL" , value : "http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate");
 exit(0);
}

#
# The script code starts here
#

include("pkg-lib-rpm.inc");

res = "";
report = "";
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"acpid", rpm:"acpid~1.0.1~3", rls:"RHENT_2.1")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"acpid", rpm:"acpid~1.0.2~4", rls:"RHENT_3")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"acpid-debuginfo", rpm:"acpid-debuginfo~1.0.2~4", rls:"RHENT_3")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"acpid", rpm:"acpid~1.0.3~2.el4_7.1", rls:"RHENT_4")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"acpid-debuginfo", rpm:"acpid-debuginfo~1.0.3~2.el4_7.1", rls:"RHENT_4")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"acpid", rpm:"acpid~1.0.4~7.el5_3.1", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}
if ((res = isrpmvuln(pkg:"acpid-debuginfo", rpm:"acpid-debuginfo~1.0.4~7.el5_3.1", rls:"RHENT_5")) != NULL) {
    report += res;
}

if (report != "") {
    security_message(data:report);
} else if (__pkg_match) {
    exit(99); # Not vulnerable.
}