USN-2297-1: acpi-support vulnerability
22 July 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
The system could be made to run programs as an administrator.
- acpi-support - scripts for handling many ACPI events
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.