reportbug "smtppasswd" password setting information disclosure

reportbug-smtppasswd-information-disclosure (19520) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


reportbug could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by a vulnerability in the .bugreportrc that includes the 'smtppasswd' password setting.


Obtain Information


Upgrade to the latest version of reportbug (3.8 or later), available from the Debian reportbug Web page. See References.

For Ubuntu 4.10:
Upgrade to the latest version of reportbug (2.62ubuntu1.1 or later), as listed in USN-88-1. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.


  • reportbug Web page: Package: reportbug (1.50).
  • BID-12674: Debian Reportbug Multiple Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2005-0625: reportbug 3.2 includes settings from .reportbugrc in bug reports, which exposes sensitive information such as smtpuser and smtppasswd.
  • OSVDB ID: 14244: reportbug .reportbugrc Permission Weakness Information Disclosure
  • SA14422: Debian reportbug Exposure of Sensitive Information

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 4.10
  • Debian Debian Linux
  • Debian reportbug 2.60
  • Debian reportbug 2.61
  • Debian reportbug 3.2
  • Debian reportbug 3.71


Feb 28, 2005

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