[USN-2297-1] acpi-support vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Jul 22 18:08:44 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2297-1
July 22, 2014

acpi-support vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


The system could be made to run programs as an administrator.

Software Description:
- acpi-support: scripts for handling many ACPI events


CESG discovered that acpi-support incorrectly handled certain privileged
operations when checking for power management daemons. A local attacker
could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code and elevate privileges to

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  acpi-support                    0.140.2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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