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Home » Hacking News » MDKSA-2003:018 - Updated apcupsd packages fix buffer overflow and remove vulnera

MDKSA-2003:018 - Updated apcupsd packages fix buffer overflow and remove vulnera

by Nikola Strahija on February 19th, 2003 A remote root vulnerability in slave setups and some buffer overflows in the network information server code were discovered by the apcupsd developers.


Package name: apcupsd
Advisory ID: MDKSA-2003:018
Date: February 18th, 2003

Affected versions: 8.1, 8.2, 9.0
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Problem Description:

A remote root vulnerability in slave setups and some buffer overflows
in the network information server code were discovered by the apcupsd
developers. They have been fixed in the latest unstable version,
3.10.5 which contains additional enhancements like USB support, and
the latest stable version, 3.8.6.

There are a few changes that need to be noted, such as the port has
changed from port 7000 to post 3551 for NIS, and the new config only
allows access from the localhost. Users may need to modify their
configuration files appropriately, depending upon their configuration.
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References:
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Updated Packages:

Mandrake Linux 8.1:
fe8b89884f11d6ee419e791e7c7ff76e 8.1/RPMS/apcupsd-3.10.5-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
cf73f9b746b808c17d55dacb44a2efaa 8.1/SRPMS/apcupsd-3.10.5-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.1/IA64:
bc0b1ae0605ce9476dfa5777666e3694 ia64/8.1/RPMS/apcupsd-3.8.6-1.1mdk.ia64.rpm
a935645bad43e00c7a71445b6781a5b4 ia64/8.1/SRPMS/apcupsd-3.8.6-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2:
d18b5d3fdca353d465e9efc823a10728 8.2/RPMS/apcupsd-3.10.5-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
cf73f9b746b808c17d55dacb44a2efaa 8.2/SRPMS/apcupsd-3.10.5-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 8.2/PPC:
340b9871a68a4d7347633a1c61fa8d1e ppc/8.2/RPMS/apcupsd-3.10.5-1.1mdk.ppc.rpm
cf73f9b746b808c17d55dacb44a2efaa ppc/8.2/SRPMS/apcupsd-3.10.5-1.1mdk.src.rpm

Mandrake Linux 9.0:
9031edab8f3e692b6c5dbc8717819d8b 9.0/RPMS/apcupsd-3.10.5-1.1mdk.i586.rpm
cf73f9b746b808c17d55dacb44a2efaa 9.0/SRPMS/apcupsd-3.10.5-1.1mdk.src.rpm
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Bug IDs fixed (see https://qa.mandrakesoft.com for more information):
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To upgrade automatically, use MandrakeUpdate. The verification of md5
checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

If you want to upgrade manually, download the updated package from one
of our FTP server mirrors and upgrade with "rpm -Fvh *.rpm". A list of
FTP mirrors can be obtained from:

http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/ftp.php

Please verify the update prior to upgrading to ensure the integrity of
the downloaded package. You can do this with the command:

rpm --checksig

All packages are signed by MandrakeSoft for security. You can obtain
the GPG public key of the Mandrake Linux Security Team from:

https://www.mandrakesecure.net/RPM-GPG-KEYS

Please be aware that sometimes it takes the mirrors a few hours to
update.

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/advisories/

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
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visiting:

http://www.mandrakesecure.net/en/mlist.php

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

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