GLSA-200807-10 : Bacula: Information disclosure

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200807-10
(Bacula: Information disclosure)

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.

See also :

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

Solution :

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.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 33556 (gentoo_GLSA-200807-10.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5626