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Fix CVE-2012-2944: upsd can be remotely crashed

NUT server (upsd), from versions 2.4.0 to 2.6.3,  are exposed to
crashes when receiving random data from the network.

This issue is related to the way NUT parses characters, especially
from the network. Non printable characters were missed from strings
operation (such as strlen), but still copied to the buffer, causing
an overflow.

Thus, fix NUT parser, to only allow the subset Ascii charset from
Space to ~

(Reported by Sebastian Pohle, Alioth bug #313636, CVE-2012-2944)

Fossil-ID: SVN r3633
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  1. +7 −0 common/parseconf.c
7 common/parseconf.c
@@ -171,6 +171,13 @@ static void addchar(PCONF_CTX_t *ctx)
wbuflen = strlen(ctx->wordbuf);
+ /* CVE-2012-2944: only allow the subset Ascii charset from Space to ~ */
+ if ((ctx->ch < 0x20) || (ctx->ch > 0x7f)) {
+ fprintf(stderr, "addchar: discarding invalid character (0x%02x)!\n",
+ ctx->ch);
+ return;
+ }
if (ctx->wordlen_limit != 0) {
if (wbuflen >= ctx->wordlen_limit) {

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