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ACPI Event Daemon (acpid) DOS vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7560

ACPI Event Daemon (acpid) before 1.0.10 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption and connectivity loss) by opening a large number of UNIX sockets without closing them which triggers an infinite loop.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-0798
Product(s):