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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-2944

Buffer 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.
Publish Date : 2012-06-01 Last Update Date : 2018-01-04
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-2484-1 nut - denial of service oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18196 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-2944

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Networkupstools NUT 2.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Networkupstools NUT 2.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Networkupstools NUT 2.6.0 Pre1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Networkupstools NUT 2.6.0-1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Networkupstools NUT 2.6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Networkupstools NUT 2.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Networkupstools NUT 2.6.1-1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Networkupstools NUT 2.6.3-3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Networkupstools NUT 2.6.3-1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Networkupstools NUT 9

- References For CVE-2012-2944
XF networkupstools-addchar-bo(75980)
BID 53743 Network UPS Tools (NUT) 'addchar()' Function Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2012-09-27
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1069 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-2944

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