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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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