Bug 749845 (CVE-2011-4923) - CVE-2011-4923 BackupPC: XSS in View.pm
Summary: CVE-2011-4923 BackupPC: XSS in View.pm
Alias: CVE-2011-4923
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 749846 749847 749848
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Reported: 2011-10-28 17:24 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:48 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-02-18 17:21:27 UTC

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Description Vincent Danen 2011-10-28 17:24:29 UTC
An XSS flaw was found in BackupPC by Jamie Strandboge.  Quoting his post to oss-security [1]:

While preparing updates to fix CVE-2011-3361 in Ubuntu I discovered
another XSS vulnerability in View.pm when accessing the following URLs
in backuppc:

index.cgi?action=view&type=XferLOG&num=<XSS here>&host=<some host>
index.cgi?action=view&type=XferErr&num=<XSS here>&host=<some host>

A patch to correct the flaw is attached to his email message to oss-security.

This flaw is similar to CVE-2011-3361, which is fixed in BackupPC 3.2.1 (the version currently in Fedora/EPEL).

[1] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/10/27/8

Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2011-10-28 17:25:48 UTC
Created BackupPC tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 749846]
Affects: epel-5 [bug 749847]
Affects: epel-6 [bug 749848]

Comment 2 Vincent Danen 2012-02-18 17:21:27 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2011-4923 to
the following vulnerability:

Name: CVE-2011-4923
URL: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2011-4923
Assigned: 20111223
Reference: http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/10/27/8
Reference: http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/01/04/15
Reference: http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1249-1
Reference: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/50406
Reference: http://secunia.com/advisories/46615
Reference: XF:backuppc-num-xss(71030)
Reference: http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/71030

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in View.pm in BackupPC 3.0.0,
3.1.0, 3.2.0, 3.2.1, and possibly earlier allows remote attackers to
inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the num parameter in a view
action to index.cgi, related to t

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