USN-2297-1: acpi-support vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2297-1
22nd 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
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
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.