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Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2011 06:39:16 -1000
From: akuster <>
CC: Huzaifa Sidhpurwala <>
Subject: Re: kexec-tools: Multiple security flaws by management
 of kdump core files and ramdisk images

What version does this affect ?

- Armin

On 10/04/2011 04:34 PM, Huzaifa Sidhpurwala wrote:
> Hi All,
> Kevan Carstensen reported multiple security flaws in kexec-tools,
> details are as follows:
> 1. CVE-2011-3588:
> The default value of "StrictHostKeyChecking=no" has been used for kdump/
> mkdumprd openssh integration. A remote malicious kdump server could use
> this flaw to impersonate the intended, correct kdump server to obtain
> security sensitive information (kdump core files).
> 2. CVE-2011-3589
> mkdumprd utility copied content of certain directories into newly
> created initial ramdisk images, potentially leading to information leak.
> 3. CVE-2011-2390
> mkdumprd utility created the final initial ramdisk image with
> world-readable permissions, possibly leading to information leak.
> Reference:

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