Debian Security Advisory
DSA-787-1 backup-manager -- insecure permissions and tempfile
- Date Reported:
- 26 Aug 2005
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 308897, Bug 315582.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2005-1855, CVE-2005-1856.
- More information:
Two bugs have been found in backup-manager, a command-line driven backup utility. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
Jeroen Vermeulen discovered that backup files are created with default permissions making them world readable, even though they may contain sensitive information.
Sven Joachim discovered that the optional CD-burning feature of backup-manager uses a hardcoded filename in a world-writable directory for logging. This can be subject to a symlink attack.
The old stable distribution (woody) does not provide the backup-manager package.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 0.5.7-1sarge1.
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 0.5.8-2.
We recommend that you upgrade your backup-manager package.
- Fixed in:
Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (sarge)
- Architecture-independent component:
MD5 checksums of the listed files are available in the original advisory.