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<title>Bacula: Information disclosure</title>
<synopsis>
A vulnerability in Bacula may allow local attackers to obtain sensitive
information.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">bacula</product>
<announced>July 21, 2008</announced>
<revised>July 21, 2008: 01</revised>
<bug>196834</bug>
<access>local</access>
<affected>
<package name="app-backup/bacula" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">2.4.1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">2.4.1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
Bacula is a network based backup suite.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Matthijs Kooijman reported that the "make_catalog_backup" script uses
the MySQL password as a command line argument when invoking other
programs.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
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.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
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.
</p>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5626">CVE-2007-5626</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Tue, 15 Jul 2008 10:41:52 +0000">
keytoaster
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 15 Jul 2008 11:29:18 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 15 Jul 2008 11:29:25 +0000">
p-y
</metadata>
</glsa>