Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : nut vulnerability (USN-1456-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Sebastian Pohle discovered that Nut did not properly validate its
input when receiving data over the network. If upsd was configured to
allow connections over the network, a remote attacker could exploit
this to cause a denial of service (application crash).

Solution :

Update the affected nut and / or nut-server packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59320 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53743

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2944