GLSA 200807-10 Bacula: Information disclosure
Posted on: 07/21/2008 09:10 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - Bacula: Information disclosure. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200807-10
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: Bacula: Information disclosure
Date: July 21, 2008
Bugs: #196834
ID: 200807-10

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in Bacula may allow local attackers to obtain sensitive
information.

Background
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Bacula is a network based backup suite.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-backup/bacula lt; 2.4.1 gt;= 2.4.1

Description
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Matthijs Kooijman reported that the "make_catalog_backup" script uses
the MySQL password as a command line argument when invoking other
programs.

Impact
======

A local attacker could list the processes on the local machine when the
script is running to obtain the MySQL password. Note: The password
could also be disclosed via network sniffing attacks when the script
fails, in which case it would be sent via cleartext e-mail.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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A warning about this issue has been added in version 2.4.1, but the
issue is still unfixed. We advise not to use the make_catalog_backup
script, but to put all MySQL parameters into a dedicated file readable
only by the user running Bacula.

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-5626
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5626

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200807-10.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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