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|Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:26 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200807-10 ] Bacula: Information disclosure
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Bacula: Information disclosure (GLSA 200807-10)
Date: July 21, 2008
A vulnerability in Bacula may allow local attackers to obtain sensitive information.
Bacula is a network based backup suite.
Vulnerable: < 2.4.1
Unaffected: >= 2.4.1
Architectures: All supported architectures
Matthijs Kooijman reported that the "make_catalog_backup" script uses the MySQL password as a command line argument when invoking other programs.
A local attacker could list the processes on the local machine when the script is running to obtain the MySQL password. Note: The password could also be disclosed via network sniffing attacks when the script fails, in which case it would be sent via cleartext e-mail.
There is no known workaround at this time.
A warning about this issue has been added in version 2.4.1, but the issue is still unfixed. We advise not to use the make_catalog_backup script, but to put all MySQL parameters into a dedicated file readable only by the user running Bacula.
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