Debian: DSA-2984-1: acpi-support security update

    Date22 Jul 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    CESG discovered a root escalation flaw in the acpi-support package. An unprivileged user can inject the DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS environment variable to run arbitrary commands as root user via the policy-funcs script.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-2984-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Luciano Bello
    July 22, 2014                          http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : acpi-support
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-1419
    
    CESG discovered a root escalation flaw in the acpi-support package. An 
    unprivileged user can inject the DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS environment 
    variable to run arbitrary commands as root user via the policy-funcs 
    script.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.140-5+deb7u1.
    
    For the testing distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.142-2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.142-2.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your acpi-support packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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