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|Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 201209-19 ] NUT: Arbitrary code execution
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: NUT: Arbitrary code execution (GLSA 201209-19)
Date: September 27, 2012
A buffer overflow in NUT might allow remote attackers to execute
The Network UPS Tools (NUT) provide support for power devices.
Vulnerable: < 2.6.3
Unaffected: >= 2.6.3
Architectures: All supported architectures
An error in the addchar() function in parseconf.c may cause a buffer
A remote attacker could send a specially crafted string to upsd,
possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of
the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All NUT users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-power/nut-2.6.3"