Upstream information

CVE-2017-16667 at MITRE


backintime (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.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 9.3
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1067342 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
openSUSE Leap 42.2
  • backintime >= 1.1.20-3.6.1
  • backintime-lang >= 1.1.20-3.6.1
  • backintime-qt4 >= 1.1.20-3.6.1
openSUSE Leap 42.3
  • backintime >= 1.1.20-6.1
  • backintime-lang >= 1.1.20-6.1
  • backintime-qt4 >= 1.1.20-6.1