Tmp directory and files should not be world readable

Bug #785495 reported by Simon Déziel on 2011-05-20
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
sbackup (Debian)
Fix Released
sbackup (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: sbackup

When running a backup job, sbackup creates a directory (/tmp/sbackup) where is stores 3 files :

$ ls -l /tmp/sbackup
total 16
-rw-r--r-- 1 root admin 11890 2011-05-19 21:27 excludes.list
-rw-r--r-- 1 root admin 0 2011-05-19 21:27 files.snar
-rw-r--r-- 1 root admin 10 2011-05-19 21:27 includes.list

Those files should not be world readable as they may contain file listing that is meant to be private. This is nothing very important but I think this information should still be kept private.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: sbackup 0.11.4-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-9.43-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-9-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu May 19 21:32:29 2011
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: sbackup
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Simon Déziel (sdeziel) wrote :
Simon Déziel (sdeziel) wrote :

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 11.04
Release: 11.04

$ apt-cache policy sbackup
  Installed: 0.11.4-0ubuntu2
  Candidate: 0.11.4-0ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 0.11.4-0ubuntu2 0
        500 natty/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Simon Déziel (sdeziel) wrote :

Here is a quick fix that chmod 0700 the tmp directory.

tags: added: patch
Daniel T Chen (crimsun) on 2011-07-20
Changed in sbackup (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package sbackup - 0.11.4-0ubuntu4

sbackup (0.11.4-0ubuntu4) oneiric; urgency=low

  * Apply patch from Simon Déziel to make the temp directory
    RWX only by owner instead of by all. (LP: #785495)
 -- Daniel T Chen <email address hidden> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 13:41:22 -0400

Changed in sbackup (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Daniel T Chen (crimsun) on 2011-07-20
tags: added: patch-forwarded-debian
removed: patch
Changed in sbackup (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Changed in sbackup (Debian):
status: New → Fix Released
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