[USN-88-1] reportbug information disclosure

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at canonical.com
Mon Feb 28 12:52:36 UTC 2005

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-88-1		  February 28, 2005
reportbug information disclosure

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)

The following packages are affected:


The problem can be corrected by upgrading the affected package to
version 2.62ubuntu1.1.  In general, a standard system upgrade is
sufficient to effect the necessary changes. However, if your users
already have ~/.reportbugrc files with SMTP passwords, you need to
manually change their permissions with

  chmod 600 .reportbugrc

Details follow:

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.

  Source archives:

      Size/MD5:      540 19dab43ca7c942311e87ad5e48e32a39
      Size/MD5:   115256 9b3fbec6a6974274068afb08835f0fdc

  Architecture independent packages:

      Size/MD5:   104630 f051c98020dffd1e8ae3253ab72e88ce
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