acpid: Denial of Service — GLSA 200905-06

An error in acpid might allow remote attackers to cause a Denial of Service.

Affected Packages

sys-power/acpid on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.0.10
Unaffected versions >= 1.0.10

Background

acpid is a daemon for the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI).

Description

The acpid daemon allows opening a large number of UNIX sockets without closing them, triggering an infinite loop.

Impact

Remote attackers can cause a Denial of Service (CPU consumption and connectivity loss).

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All acpid users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-power/acpid-1.0.10"

References

Release Date
May 24, 2009

Latest Revision
May 24, 2009: 01

Severity
normal

Exploitable
remote

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