USN-2297-1: acpi-support vulnerability

22 July 2014

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

Releases

Packages

  • acpi-support - scripts for handling many ACPI events

Details

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
root.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

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

References