Debian: New backup-manager packages fix information disclosure

    Date15 Mar 2008
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Micha Lenk discovered that backup-manager, a command-line backup tool, sends the password as a command line argument when calling a FTP client, which may allow a local attacker to read this password (which provides access to all backed-up files) from the process listing.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-1518-1                  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                          Thijs Kinkhorst
    March 15, 2008                        http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : backup-manager
    Vulnerability  : programming error
    Problem type   : local
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE Id(s)      : CVE-2007-4656
    Debian Bug     : 439392
    
    Micha Lenk discovered that backup-manager, a command-line backup tool,
    sends the password as a command line argument when calling a FTP client,
    which may allow a local attacker to read this password (which provides
    access to all backed-up files) from the process listing.
    
    For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version
    0.7.5-4.
    
    For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.5.7-1sarge2.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version
    0.7.6-3.
    
    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_0.5.7-1sarge2.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:      923 fad99430055e40413827e477768dd077
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/backup-manager/backup-manager_0.5.7.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    35661 a97a66d03c4a05072924998f48f7b5d6
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/backup-manager/backup-manager_0.5.7-1sarge2.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    18510 4c33c9b8711ca3da4eb7f8f77214c26a
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/backup-manager/backup-manager_0.5.7-1sarge2_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:    30740 05b3fbc927d4ca0e7823a5dca7a1b9b0
    
    Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 alias etch
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    Source archives:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/backup-manager/backup-manager_0.7.5-4.dsc
        Size/MD5 checksum:     1036 e63192d8ad7753a47baaae9c9df26f25
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/backup-manager/backup-manager_0.7.5.orig.tar.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:   159855 76e1c9cea0b8fb210d3862fd89e09c08
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/backup-manager/backup-manager_0.7.5-4.diff.gz
        Size/MD5 checksum:    98048 4c4e6282b938b98e9488d44243d7bb96
    
    Architecture independent packages:
    
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/backup-manager/backup-manager-doc_0.7.5-4_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   219546 d97a5222cf45f9feb451ffb9c0c66164
      http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/backup-manager/backup-manager_0.7.5-4_all.deb
        Size/MD5 checksum:   109278 bcb8c5d8902e36ac0348c94a84cf04cb
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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