Executive Summary

Title New backup-manager package fixes several vulnerabilities
Name DSA-787 First vendor Publication 2005-08-26
Vendor Debian Last vendor Modification 2005-08-26
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision 1

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Cvss Base Score 2.1 Attack Range Local
Cvss Impact Score 2.9 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 3.9 Authentication None Required
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Two bugs have been found in backup-manager, a command-line driven backup utility. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:


Jeroen Vermeulen discovered that backup files are created with default permissions making them world readable, even though they may contain sensitive information.


Sven Joachim discovered that the optional CD-burning feature of backup-manager uses a hardcoded filename in a world-writable directory for logging. This can be subject to a symlink attack.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not provide the backup-manager package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 0.5.7-1sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 0.5.8-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your backup-manager package.

Original Source

Url : http://www.debian.org/security/2005/dsa-787

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 2
Os 13

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2008-01-17 Name : Debian Security Advisory DSA 787-1 (backup manager)
File : nvt/deb_787_1.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
27434 backup-manager CD-burning Feature Symlink Arbitrary File Overwrite

17199 Backup Manager Unauthorized Archive Repository Access

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2005-08-30 Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-787.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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