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Family: Mandrake Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

MDKA-2005:055: acpid Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the acpid package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKA-2005:055 (acpid).

A number of bugs have been fixed in this new acpid package:
Correct an error in the initscript, to look for rather
Correct an issue where logrotate of acpid's log files would cause the
X server to consume 100% cpu.
Note: In order to restart the acpid service you may have to stop X
(telinit 3 if you use a graphical login, or exit X if you use startx).

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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