GLSA-201801-06 : Back In Time: Command injection
High Nessus Plugin ID 105632
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201801-06 (Back In Time: Command injection)
‘Back in Time’ did improper escaping/quoting of file paths used as arguments to the ‘notify-send’ command leading to some parts of file paths being executed as shell commands within an os.system call.
A context-dependent attacker could execute arbitrary shell commands via a specially crafted file.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll ‘Back In Time’ users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-backup/backintime-1.1.24'