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

High Nessus Plugin ID 59362


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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 (CVE-2012-2944).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59362

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-087.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/06/05

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64upsclient1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libupsclient1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nut, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nut-cgi, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nut-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nut-drivers-hal, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nut-server, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2944

BID: 53743

MDVSA: 2012:087