Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : apcupsd (MDKSA-2000:077)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 61863


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A problem exists with the apcupsd daemon. During startup, apcupsd creates a PID file in /var/run with the ID of the daemon process. This file is used by the shutdown script to kill the daemon process. The /var/run/ file is created with mode 666 permissions, meaning it is world-writeable. A malicious user can overwrite the file with arbitrary process IDs and those proceses will be killed instead of the apcupsd process during the restart or stop of the apcupsd daemon.


Update the affected apcupsd package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 61863

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2000-077.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:apcupsd, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2000/12/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0040

MDKSA: 2000:077