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The remote host is running an application which is affected by
The remote host is running the apcupsd client which, according to its
version number, is affected by multiple vulnerabilities :
- The configuration file '/var/run/apcupsd.pid' is by
default world-writable. A local attacker could re-write
this file with other process IDs in order to crash the
- An issue exists in the 'log_event' function which a
local attacker could exploit in order to execute
- Several buffer overflow vulnerabilities have been
reported which a remote attacker could exploit in order
to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.
*** Nessus solely relied on the version number of the
*** remote server, so this might be a false positive
See also :
Upgrading to acpupsd version 3.8.0 or newer reportedly fixes the issue.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
Family: Gain a shell remotely
Nessus Plugin ID: 11484 (apcupsd_overflows.nasl)
Bugtraq ID: 207068287200
CVE ID: CVE-2001-0040CVE-2003-0098CVE-2003-0099
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