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

High Nessus Plugin ID 99751


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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) (bsc#1032717).

- 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


Update the affected backintime packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99751

File Name: openSUSE-2017-525.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/01

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C


Base Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:backintime, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:backintime-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:backintime-qt4, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.1, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/04/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7572