openSUSE Security Update : backintime (openSUSE-2017-525)

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Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

Description :

This update for backintime to version 1.1.20 fixes several issues.

These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2017-7572: The _checkPolkitPrivilege function in in backintime used a deprecated polkit
authorization method (unix-process) that is subject to a
race condition (time of check, time of use)

- Don't store passwords given to polkit helper

- boo#1007723: General security hardening measures

These non-security issues were fixed :

- Delete udev configuration files on uninstall

- Merge doc subpackage into main package

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected backintime packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99751 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-7572

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