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[DSA277] DSA-277-1 apcupsd Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
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
For the old stable distribution (potato) this problem does not seem to
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
Threat Level: High
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