Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : backuppc vulnerability (USN-843-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that BackupPC did not restrict normal users from
setting the ClientNameAlias parameter. An authenticated user could
exploit this to gain access to unauthorized hosts. This update fixed
the issue by preventing normal users from modifying the
ClientNameAlias configuration parameter.

Solution :

Update the affected backuppc package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 42051 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3369