DSA 1518-1: New backup-manager packages fix information disclosure
Posted on: 03/16/2008 12:45 AM

The Debian Security Team published a new security update for Debian GNU/Linux. Here the announcement:

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-1518-1 security@debian.org
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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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show lt;pkggt;' and http://packages.debian.org/lt;pkggt;
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