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USN88-1 : reportbug information disclosure

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
reportbug information disclosure

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote package "reportbug" is missing a security patch.

Description :

Rolf Leggewie discovered two information disclosure bugs in reportbug.

The per-user configuration file ~/.reportbugrc was created
world-readable. If it contained email smarthost passwords, these were
readable by any other user on the computer storing the home directory.

reportbug usually includes the settings from ~/.reportbugrc in
generated bug reports. This included the "smtppasswd" setting (the
password for an SMTP email smarthost) as well. The password is
now hidden from reports.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- reportbug-2.62ubuntu1.1 (Ubuntu 4.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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