Network UPS Tools < 2.6.4 addchar() Function Buffer Overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 59660


The remote application is susceptible to a buffer overflow attack.


According to its self-reported version number, the installation of Network UPS Tools is affected by a buffer overflow caused by an error in the 'addchar()' function. An unauthenticated, remote attacker sending a specially crafted request to the server may trigger an application crash or the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade to Network UPS Tools 2.6.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59660

File Name: nut_2_6_4.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 6/22/2012

Updated: 12/4/2019

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.3


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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-2944

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:networkupstools:nut

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/29/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/16/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2944

BID: 53743