BackupPC vulnerabilities

2011-10-27T00:00:00
ID USN-1249-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2011-10-27T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that BackupPC did not properly sanitize its input when
processing backup browser error messages, resulting in a cross-site
scripting (XSS) vulnerability. With cross-site scripting vulnerabilities,
if a user were tricked into viewing server output during a crafted server
request, a remote attacker could exploit this to modify the contents, or
steal confidential data, within the same domain. This issue did not affect
Ubuntu 11.10. (CVE-2011-3361)

Jamie Strandboge discovered that BackupPC did not properly sanitize its
input when processing log file viewer error messages, resulting in
cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.