1683 : APC apcupsd Local DoS
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2000-12-06
Time to Exploit
147 days

Description

apcupsd for APC UPS systems contains a flaw that may allow a local denial of service. The problem is that the daemon saves its process ID in a world-writable file, which could allow a malicious user to overwrite the 'apcups.pid' file with an arbitrary process ID to cause the system to crash during restart or shutdown, resulting in a loss of availability for the system.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Impact: Loss of Availability
Exploit: Exploit Public

Solution

Upgrade to version 3.8.0 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Products

Kern Sibbald
apcupsd
3.7.2

References

Tools & Filters

11484
1891

Credit

  • Mattias Dartsch - matzejoonix.de -

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 2.1
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2003-12-31 | Disagree?

Access_vector_0 Access_complexity_2 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_0 Integrity_impact_0 Availability_impact_1

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