Debian: New backup-manager package fixes several vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 787-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
August 26th, 2005                       http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : backup manager
Vulnerability  : insecure permissions and tempfile
Problem-Type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CAN-2005-1855 CAN-2005-1856
Debian Bug     : 308897 315582

Two bugs have been found in backup-manager, a command-line driven
backup utility.  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
identifies the following problems:

CAN-2005-1855

    Jeroen Vermeulen discovered that backup files are created with
    default permissions making them world readable, even though they
    may contain sensitive information.

CAN-2005-1856

    Sven Joachim discovered that the optional CD-burning feature of
    backup-manager uses a hardcoded filename in a world-writable
    directory for logging.  This can be subject to a symlink attack.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not provide the
backup-manager package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 0.5.7-1sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 0.5.8-2.

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_0.5.7-1sarge1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      631 6b20ee3cd0439df2e95819d5001f7e53
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/backup-manager/backup-manager_0.5.7-1sarge1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    17938 a6f1ae5f8555c17c9db3a0fc2ba9ec7a
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/backup-manager/backup-manager_0.5.7.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:    35661 a97a66d03c4a05072924998f48f7b5d6

  Architecture independent components:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/b/backup-manager/backup-manager_0.5.7-1sarge1_all.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:    30550 3bbe99ebf51f69ca80a93e19a64880ac


  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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