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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.63948
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:0474
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description: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.

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

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0474.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

CVSS Score:
5.0

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-0798
BugTraq ID: 34692
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34692
Debian Security Information: DSA-1786 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1786
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-May/msg01342.html
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-May/msg01365.html
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200905-06.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2009:107
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A7560
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A9955
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0474.html
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1022182
http://secunia.com/advisories/34838
http://secunia.com/advisories/34914
http://secunia.com/advisories/34918
http://secunia.com/advisories/35010
http://secunia.com/advisories/35209
http://secunia.com/advisories/35231
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-766-1
XForce ISS Database: acpid-socket-dos(50060)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/50060
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