bcfg2 security update for Debian
Posted on: 09/08/2011 09:01 AM

Updated bcfg2 packages are available for Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2302-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Nico Golde
Sep 7, 2011 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : bcfg2
Vulnerability : missing input sanitization
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
Debian bug : 640028
CVE IDs : CVE-2011-3211

It has been discovered that the bcfg2 server, a configuration management
server for bcfg2 clients, is not properly sanitizing input from bcfg2
clients before passing it to various shell commands. This enables an
attacker in control of a bcfg2 client to execute arbitrary commands on
the server with root privileges.

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.9.5.7-1.1+lenny1.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.0.1-3+squeeze1

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.2-2.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 1.1.2-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your bcfg2 packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/



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