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[DSA277] DSA-277-1 apcupsd

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
DSA-277-1 apcupsd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The controlling and management daemon apcupsd for APC's Unbreakable
Power Supplies is vulnerable to several buffer overflows and format
string attacks. These bugs can be exploited remotely by a possible hacker to gain root
access to the machine apcupsd is running on.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in
version 3.8.5-1.1.1.
For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem does not seem to
exist.
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been
fixed in version 3.8.5-1.2.
We recommend that you upgrade your apcupsd packages immediately.


Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2003/dsa-277
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7200

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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