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Debian DSA 277-1: apcupsd multiple vulnerabilities

by Nikola Strahija on April 4th, 2003 Several vulnerabilities have been found in apcupsd which allow remote attackers to gain root access by exploiting format string and buffer overflow attacks.


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Debian Security Advisory DSA 277-1 [email protected]
http://www.debian.org/security/ Martin Schulze
April 3rd, 2003 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : apcupsd
Vulnerability : buffer overflows, format string
Problem-Type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id : CAN-2003-0098 CAN-2003-0099

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 an attacker 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.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 alias woody
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Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apcupsd/apcupsd_3.8.5-1.1.1.dsc
Size/MD5 checksum: 605 587bea3cc40a3369e890e913a629d0cc
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apcupsd/apcupsd_3.8.5-1.1.1.diff.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 9774 926eaad305366ee812117abaae40dd55
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apcupsd/apcupsd_3.8.5.orig.tar.gz
Size/MD5 checksum: 1979485 0fc2fd41899d80ce8e482e3defa49bb2

Alpha architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apcupsd/apcupsd_3.8.5-1.1.1_alpha.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 950422 4042ffbf37d4d92dd24a8f1e2a56f595

ARM architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apcupsd/apcupsd_3.8.5-1.1.1_arm.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 884710 418a614cc8c4fc7acc2276e84ac6d958

Intel IA-32 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apcupsd/apcupsd_3.8.5-1.1.1_i386.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 879266 2cf3d527d12b8eb2a6644db08e81add4

Intel IA-64 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apcupsd/apcupsd_3.8.5-1.1.1_ia64.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 996216 1c05ad644b4cea786483131d411b770c

HP Precision architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apcupsd/apcupsd_3.8.5-1.1.1_hppa.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 907634 d8a326204e1f78097a9bc1a8698c2229

Motorola 680x0 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apcupsd/apcupsd_3.8.5-1.1.1_m68k.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 866560 cad16f503719b0ccca4680a3a56ad92a

Big endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apcupsd/apcupsd_3.8.5-1.1.1_mips.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 910790 7a8a30add0930d363cd4d8eb784fc19d

Little endian MIPS architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apcupsd/apcupsd_3.8.5-1.1.1_mipsel.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 911710 ced87139e4ec6053bed1c88fd02017d8

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apcupsd/apcupsd_3.8.5-1.1.1_powerpc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 897138 f01fb194d7e3f94e065ef6a75252fe55

IBM S/390 architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apcupsd/apcupsd_3.8.5-1.1.1_s390.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 882316 b612658855c6f54ea4dcd383f095dfa5

Sun Sparc architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/a/apcupsd/apcupsd_3.8.5-1.1.1_sparc.deb
Size/MD5 checksum: 933958 450ea57586ffb954fdecb235fcc24105


These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
its next revision.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: [email protected]
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/

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