CVE-2012-2944

NameCVE-2012-2944
DescriptionBuffer overflow in the addchar function in common/parseconf.c in upsd in Network UPS Tools (NUT) before 2.6.4 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (electric-power outage) via a long string containing non-printable characters.
SourceCVE (at NVD; LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2484-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
nut (PTS)wheezy2.6.4-2.3+deb7u1fixed
stretch, sid, jessie2.7.2-4fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
nutsource(unstable)2.6.4-1high
nutsourcesqueeze2.4.3-1.1squeeze2highDSA-2484-1

Notes

https://alioth.debian.org/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=313636&group_id=30602&atid=411542

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