Bacula: Information disclosure

ID GLSA-200807-10
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2008-07-21T00:00:00



Bacula is a network based backup suite.


Matthijs Kooijman reported that the "make_catalog_backup" script uses the MySQL password as a command line argument when invoking other programs.


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.


There is no known workaround at this time.


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.