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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-0798

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.
Publish Date : 2009-04-24 Last Update Date : 2017-09-29
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 399

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat moderate
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P 2009-04-01 2009-04-21
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
ACPI Event Daemon (acpid) DOS vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7560 unix
ACPI Event Daemon (acpid) before 1.0.10 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption and connec... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9955 unix
DSA-1786 acpid -- denial of service oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8089 unix
DSA-1786-1 acpid -- denial of service oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13342 unix
ELSA-2009:0474: acpid security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22884 unix
RHSA-2009:0474 -- acpid security update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28838 unix
RHSA-2009:0474: acpid security update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20090474 unix
USN-766-1 -- acpid vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13300 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2009-0798

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Tim Hockin Acpid * * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Tim Hockin Acpid 0.99.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Tim Hockin Acpid 0.99.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Tim Hockin Acpid 0.99.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Tim Hockin Acpid 1.0.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Tim Hockin Acpid 1.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Tim Hockin Acpid 1.0.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Tim Hockin Acpid 1.0.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Tim Hockin Acpid 1.0.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Tim Hockin Acpid 1.0.6 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Tim Hockin Acpid 20010510 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Tim Hockin Acpid 11

- References For CVE-2009-0798
GENTOO GLSA-200905-06
SECTRACK 1022182
BID 34692 acpid Local Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2010-04-01
XF acpid-socket-dos(50060)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9955
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7560

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-0798

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