Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
It was discovered that BackupPC did not properly sanitize its input
when processing backup browser error messages, resulting in a
cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. With cross-site scripting
vulnerabilities, if a user were tricked into viewing server output
during a crafted server request, a remote attacker could exploit this
to modify the contents, or steal confidential data, within the same
domain. This issue did not affect Ubuntu 11.10. (CVE-2011-3361)
Jamie Strandboge discovered that BackupPC did not properly sanitize
its input when processing log file viewer error messages, resulting in
cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.
Update the affected backuppc package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 56664 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2011-3361