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Bacula: Information disclosure



Bacula: Information disclosure
Bacula: Information disclosure



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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
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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
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  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
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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
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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?
========
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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