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[DSA787] DSA-787-1 backup-manager Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
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
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
We recommend that you upgrade your backup-manager package.
Solution : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-787
Threat Level: High
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