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Debian: New acpid packages fix denial of service

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. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1786-1                  security@debian.org
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
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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
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Debian (stable)
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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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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>
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