Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : apcupsd (MDKSA-2003:018)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 14003


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A remote root vulnerability in slave setups and some buffer overflows in the network information server code were discovered by the apcupsd developers. They have been fixed in the latest unstable version, 3.10.5 which contains additional enhancements like USB support, and the latest stable version, 3.8.6.

There are a few changes that need to be noted, such as the port has changed from port 7000 to post 3551 for NIS, and the new config only allows access from the localhost. Users may need to modify their configuration files appropriately, depending upon their configuration.


Update the affected apcupsd package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14003

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-018.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Published: 7/31/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apcupsd, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2/18/2003

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0098, CVE-2003-0099

MDKSA: 2003:018