Debian: New backup-manager package fixes several vulnerabilities

    Date26 Aug 2005
    CategoryDebian
    6429
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 787-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    August 26th, 2005                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : backup manager
    Vulnerability  : insecure permissions and tempfile
    Problem-Type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CAN-2005-1855 CAN-2005-1856
    Debian Bug     : 308897 315582
    
    Two bugs have been found in backup-manager, a command-line driven
    backup utility.  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
    identifies the following problems:
    
    CAN-2005-1855
    
        Jeroen Vermeulen discovered that backup files are created with
        default permissions making them world readable, even though they
        may contain sensitive information.
    
    CAN-2005-1856
    
        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.
    
    
    Upgrade Instructions
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    wget url
            will fetch the file for you
    dpkg -i file.deb
            will install the referenced file.
    
    If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
    sources.list as given below:
    
    apt-get update
            will update the internal database
    apt-get upgrade
            will install corrected packages
    
    You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
    footer to the proper configuration.
    
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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      Source archives:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/backup-manager/backup-manager_0.5.7-1sarge1.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      631 6b20ee3cd0439df2e95819d5001f7e53
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/backup-manager/backup-manager_0.5.7-1sarge1.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    17938 a6f1ae5f8555c17c9db3a0fc2ba9ec7a
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/backup-manager/backup-manager_0.5.7.orig.tar.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:    35661 a97a66d03c4a05072924998f48f7b5d6
    
      Architecture independent components:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/backup-manager/backup-manager_0.5.7-1sarge1_all.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:    30550 3bbe99ebf51f69ca80a93e19a64880ac
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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