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USN-5966-3: amanda regression

3 April 2023

Several security issues were fixed in amanda.

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Releases

Packages

  • amanda - Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver (Client)

Details

USN-5966-1 fixed vulnerabilities in amanda. Unfortunately that update
caused a regression and was reverted in USN-5966-2. This update provides
security fixes for Ubuntu 22.10, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04
LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

Maher Azzouzi discovered an information disclosure vulnerability in the
calcsize binary within amanda. calcsize is a suid binary owned by root that
could possibly be used by a malicious local attacker to expose sensitive
file system information. (CVE-2022-37703)

Maher Azzouzi discovered a privilege escalation vulnerability in the
rundump binary within amanda. rundump is a suid binary owned by root that
did not perform adequate sanitization of environment variables or
commandline options and could possibly be used by a malicious local
attacker to escalate privileges. (CVE-2022-37704)

Maher Azzouzi discovered a privilege escalation vulnerability in the runtar
binary within amanda. runtar is a suid binary owned by root that did not
perform adequate sanitization of commandline options and could possibly be
used by a malicious local attacker to escalate privileges. (CVE-2022-37705)

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Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 22.10
Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

Related notices

  • USN-5966-1: amanda-server, amanda, amanda-common, amanda-client