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Re: [Bacula-devel] Debian Bacula vuln


On Tuesday 09 December 2008 08:55:23 Peter Mottram wrote:
> 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.

This is not really a "Bacula" problem because files in examples are 
contributed code and not used or "supported" by the project.

Best regards,

Kern

>
> R.
> PeteM
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