An error in acpid might allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service.
|Package||sys-power/acpid on all architectures|
|Affected versions||< 1.0.10|
|Unaffected versions||>= 1.0.10|
acpid is a daemon for the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI).
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"
May 24, 2009
May 24, 2009: 01