Network UPS Tools < 2.6.4 addchar() Function Buffer Overflow

Critical 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: Critical

ID: 59660

File Name: nut_2_6_4.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: remote

Family: Misc.

Published: 2012/06/22

Modified: 2016/11/23

Dependencies: 59657

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:networkupstools:nut

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/05/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2944

BID: 53743

OSVDB: 82409