Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : backuppc vulnerability (USN-1444-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 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 RestoreFile 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.

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 :

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: 59187 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-5081

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