A network backup and restore program.
It was discovered that Gentoo’s BURP ebuild does not properly set permissions or place the pid file in a safe directory. Additionally, the first set of patches did not completely address this. As such, a revision has been made available that addresses all concerns of the initial report.
A local attacker could escalate privileges.
Users should ensure the proper permissions are set as discussed in the referenced bugs.
All BURP users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-backup/burp-2.1.32-r1"