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Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

USN88-1 : reportbug information disclosure Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
reportbug information disclosure

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

The remote package "reportbug" is missing a security patch.

Description :

Rolf Leggewie discovered two information disclosure bugs in reportbug.

The per-user configuration file ~/.reportbugrc was created
world-readable. If it contained email smarthost passwords, these were
readable by any other user on the computer storing the home directory.

reportbug usually includes the settings from ~/.reportbugrc in
generated bug reports. This included the "smtppasswd" setting (the
password for an SMTP email smarthost) as well. The password is
now hidden from reports.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- reportbug-2.62ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)

Threat Level: High

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