openSUSE Security Update : xtrabackup (openSUSE-2017-382)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update to xtrabackup 2.3.7 fixes one security issue and bugs.

The following security issue was fixed :

- innobackupex and xtrabackup scripts were showing the
password in the ps output when it was passed as a
command line argument (boo#1026729)

The following functionality was added :

- new --remove-original option for removing the original
encrypted and compressed files

- now supports -H, -h, -u and -p shortcuts for --hostname,
--datadir, --user and --password respectively

The following bugs were fixed :

- Pick up username from user's configuration file
correctly

- Incremental backups did not include
xtrabackup_binlog_info and xtrabackup_galera_info files

- --move-back option did not always restore out-of-datadir
tablespaces to their original directories

- Incremental backup would fail with a path like
~/backup/inc_1

See also :

https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1026729

Solution :

Update the affected xtrabackup packages.

Risk factor :

Medium

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99017 ()

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