Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Rolf Leggewie discovered two information disclosure bugs in reportbug.
The per-user configuration file ~/.reportbugrc was created
world-readable. If it contained email smarthost passwords, these were
readable by any other user on the computer storing the home directory.
reportbug usually includes the settings from ~/.reportbugrc in
generated bug reports. This included the 'smtppasswd' setting (the
password for an SMTP email smarthost) as well. The password is now
hidden from reports.
Update the affected reportbug package.
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