The remote host is missing an update to storebackup announced via advisory DSA 1022-1. Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the backup utility storebackup. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2005-3146 Storebackup creates a temporary file predictably, which can be exploited to overwrite arbitrary files on the system with a symlink attack. CVE-2005-3147 The backup root directory is created with world-readable permissions, which may leak sensitive data. CVE-2005-3148 The user and group rights of symlinks are set incorrectly when making or restoring a backup, which may leak sensitive data. The old stable distribution (woody) doesn't contain storebackup packages.
For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in version 1.18.4-2sarge1. For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in version 1.19-2. We recommend that you upgrade your storebackup package. https://secure1.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=DSA%201022-1