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Re: [Bacula-devel] Debian Bacula vuln


Dan Langille wrote:

> "The possibility of attack with the help of symlinks in some Debian
> packages"
>
> I heard about the first URL, which leads to the other two:
>
>
> http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?execution=e4s1
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2008/08/msg00347.html
> http://uvw.ru/report.sid.txt
>
> Short version: It's a packaging problem, not a Bacula problem but I
> have not confirmed this.

According to the report at http://uvw.ru/report.sid.txt the problem is 
insecure use of /tmp on lines 105 to 109 of 
examples/autochangers/mtx-changer.Adic-Scalar-24 - looks like a bacula 
problem and not packaging.

Easy fix - just use mktemp.

R.
PeteM

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