Debian DSA-277-1 : apcupsd - buffer overflows, format string

critical Nessus Plugin ID 15114


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


The controlling and management daemon apcupsd for APC's Unbreakable Power Supplies is vulnerable to several buffer overflows and format string attacks. These bugs can be exploited remotely by an attacker to gain root access to the machine apcupsd is running on.


Upgrade the apcupsd packages immediately.

For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 3.8.5-1.1.1.

For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem does not seem to exist.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 15114

File Name: debian_DSA-277.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:apcupsd, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/3/2003

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/15/2003

Reference Information

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

BID: 7200

DSA: 277