Debian: DSA-3020-1: acpi-support security update

    Date10 Sep 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    During a review for EDF, Raphael Geissert discovered that the acpi-support package did not properly handle data obtained from a user's environment. This could lead to program malfunction or allow a local user to escalate privileges to the root user due to a programming
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3020-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                          Raphael Geissert
    September 10, 2014                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : acpi-support
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-0484
    
    During a review for EDF, Raphael Geissert discovered that the
    acpi-support package did not properly handle data obtained from a
    user's environment. This could lead to program malfunction or allow a
    local user to escalate privileges to the root user due to a programming
    error.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.140-5+deb7u3.
    
    For the testing distribution (jessie), and the unstable distribution (sid)
    this problem will be fixed soon.
    
    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: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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