DescriptionThe FTP backend for Duplicity before 0.4.9 sends the password as a command line argument when calling ncftp, which might allow local users to read the password by listing the process and its arguments.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium
Debian Bugs442840

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
duplicity (PTS)stretch0.7.11-1fixed
bullseye, sid0.8.11.1612-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
duplicitysourceetch(not affected)
duplicitysourcesarge(not affected)


[etch] - duplicity <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced in 0.4.3)
[sarge] - duplicity <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced in 0.4.3)
ftp is an inherently insecure protocol, any security-sensitive data would
be transferred through the scp, sftp or rsync backends.

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