Debian: DSA-1786-1: New acpid packages fix denial of service

    Date02 May 2009
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    It was discovered that acpid, a daemon for delivering ACPI events, is prone to a denial of service attack by opening a large number of UNIX sockets, which are not closed properly.
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1786-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Steffen Joeris
    May 02, 2009                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : acpid
    Vulnerability  : denial of service
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id         : CVE-2009-0798
    
    
    It was discovered that acpid, a daemon for delivering ACPI events, is
    prone to a denial of service attack by opening a large number of UNIX
    sockets, which are not closed properly.
    
    
    For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.0.8-1lenny1.
    
    For the oldstable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in
    version 1.0.4-5etch1.
    
    For the testing distribution (squeeze) and the unstable distribution
    (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.10-1.
    
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your acpid packages.
    
    
    Upgrade instructions
    - --------------------
    
    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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    Debian (oldstable)
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    Oldstable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/acpid/acpid_1.0.4.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    23416 3aff94e92186e99ed5fd6dcee2db7c74
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/acpid/acpid_1.0.4-5etch1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      623 5bdf431edd68f502a269c3ed93023416
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/acpid/acpid_1.0.4-5etch1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    12446 97300b3586c815e0954b8dbd4eea7aa2
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/acpid/acpid_1.0.4-5etch1_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    28616 626f43fa08946939e3d44092c30e8538
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/acpid/acpid_1.0.4-5etch1_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    25372 7c0e2c68816e6ddb5d1e2ac0ae7f5580
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/acpid/acpid_1.0.4-5etch1_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    33650 e12d65573422a71a5529587543601146
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 alias lenny
    - --------------------------------
    
    Debian (stable)
    - ---------------
    
    Stable updates are available for alpha, amd64, arm, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390 and sparc.
    
    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/acpid/acpid_1.0.8-1lenny1.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    18689 bad776513fe975f1d028d605be805be3
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/acpid/acpid_1.0.8-1lenny1.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1289 6f9dc2ce42fbcd28d217f0208cdfd566
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/acpid/acpid_1.0.8.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    25308 ee48ff966292ec517ba83b37dd0a3256
    
    amd64 architecture (AMD x86_64 (AMD64))
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/acpid/acpid_1.0.8-1lenny1_amd64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    37898 27be010a11b42cf1a92cced7f09dfc8b
    
    i386 architecture (Intel ia32)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/acpid/acpid_1.0.8-1lenny1_i386.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    35596 4638a7439832ecdc869e592c6066ea4b
    
    ia64 architecture (Intel ia64)
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/acpid/acpid_1.0.8-1lenny1_ia64.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    42846 1046165b9c0cdcdb9021375179279b2d
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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