Descriptionbackintime (aka Back in Time) before 1.1.24 did improper escaping/quoting of file paths used as arguments to the 'notify-send' command, leading to some parts of file paths being executed as shell commands within an os.system call in qt4/plugins/ This could allow an attacker to craft an unreadable file with a specific name to run arbitrary shell commands.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs881205

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
backintime (PTS)buster1.1.24-0.1fixed
bookworm, sid1.3.2-0.1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
backintimesourcewheezy(not affected)


[stretch] - backintime <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - backintime <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - backintime <not-affected> (Vulnerable code does not exist)

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