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[ GLSA 200807-10 ] Bacula: Information disclosure
From: Pierre-Yves Rofes <py () gentoo org>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2008 20:08:18 +0200

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

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

Bacula is a network based backup suite.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package            /  Vulnerable  /                    Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  app-backup/bacula       < 2.4.1                          >= 2.4.1

Description
===========

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
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

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
==========

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

Availability
============

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?
=========

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
=======

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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