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|Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:26 am Post subject: [ GLSA 201801-06 ] Back In Time
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: Back In Time: Command injection (GLSA 201801-06)
Exploitable: local, remote
A command injection vulnerability in 'Back in Time' may allow for
the execution of arbitrary shell commands.
A simple backup tool for Linux, inspired by “flyback project”.
Vulnerable: < 1.1.24
Unaffected: >= 1.1.24
Architectures: All supported architectures
‘Back in Time’ did improper escaping/quoting of file paths used as
arguments to the ‘notify-send’ command leading to some parts of file
paths being executed as shell commands within an os.system call.
A context-dependent attacker could execute arbitrary shell commands via
a specially crafted file.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All ‘Back In Time’ users should upgrade to the latest version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-backup/backintime-1.1.24"
Last edited by GLSA on Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:17 am; edited 1 time in total