Debian Security Advisory

DLA-3330-1 amanda -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
21 Feb 2023
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2022-37704.
More information:

It was discovered that there was a potential privilege escalation vulnerability in the "amanda" backup utility.

The SUID binary located at /lib/amanda/rundump executed /usr/sbin/dump as root with arguments controlled by the attacker, which may have led to an escalation of privileges, denial of service (DoS) or information disclosure.

For Debian 10 Buster, this problem has been fixed in version 1:3.5.1-2+deb10u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your amanda packages.

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