Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : nut (MDVSA-2012:087)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in nut :

Buffer overflow in the addchar function in common/parseconf.c in upsd
in Network UPS Tools (NUT) before 2.6.4 allows remote attackers to
execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (electric-power
outage) via a long string containing non-printable characters

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59362 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53743

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2944

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