Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : backuppc vulnerabilites (USN-1249-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected backuppc package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56664 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3361