[USN-1234-1] acpid vulnerability
jamie at canonical.com
Thu Oct 20 19:49:20 UTC 2011
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1234-1
October 20, 2011
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
acpid could be made to stall under certain conditions.
- acpid: Advanced Configuration and Power Interface event daemon
Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that acpid did not properly handle connections
from poorly behaving clients. A local attacker could potentially exploit
this to cause a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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