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Mandrake: apcupsd multiple vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Mandrake A remote root vulnerability in slave setups and some buffer overflows in the network information server code were discovered by the apcupsd developers.


                Mandrake Linux Security Update Advisory

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

Affected versions:      8.1, 8.2, 9.0

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.


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

Bug IDs fixed (see for more information):

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:

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:

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

You can view other update advisories for Mandrake Linux at:

MandrakeSoft has several security-related mailing list services that
anyone can subscribe to.  Information on these lists can be obtained by

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

Type Bits/KeyID     Date       User ID
pub  1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Linux Mandrake Security Team

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