Apcupsd vsprintf() multiple buffer overflows

apcupsd-vsprintf-multiple-bo (11491) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Apcupsd is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows, caused by a vulnerability in the vsprintf() function. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the system to crash or execute arbitrary code on the system.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest stable version of Apcupsd (3.8.6 or later), available from the Apcupsd Web page. See References.

For Mandrake Linux:
Upgrade to the latest apcupsd package, as listed below. Refer to MandrakeSoft Security Advisory MDKSA-2003:018:apcupsd for more information. See References.

Mandrake Linux 8.1, 8.2, and 9.0: 3.10.5-1.1mdk or later
Mandrake Linux 8.1 (IA64): 3.8.6-1.1mdk or later

For SuSE Linux:
Upgrade to the latest apcupsd package, as listed below. Refer to SuSE Security Announcement SuSE-SA:2003:022 for more information. See References.

SuSE 8.1: 3.8.6-17 or later
SuSE 8.0: 3.8.6-16 or later
SuSE 7.3: 3.8.2-70 or later
SuSE 7.3 (Sparc): 3.8.2-30 or later
SuSE 7.3 (Power PPC): 3.8.2-56 or later

For Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (woody):
Upgrade to the latest version of apcupsd (3.8.5-1.1.1 or later), as listed in DSA-277-1. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • APC Apcupsd 3.10.4
  • APC Apcupsd 3.8.5
  • Debian Debian Linux 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 8.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 8.1 IA64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 8.2
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 8.2 PPC
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 9.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 7.3
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 8.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 8.1

Reported:

Feb 04, 2003

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