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Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2013 07:43:21 -0400
From: larry Cashdollar <>
To: "" <>
Cc: "" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: Debian's package "mysql-server" leaks
 credential information

On Jun 8, 2013, at 7:33 AM, wrote:

> On 08-Jun-2013 07:22:44 -0400, larry Cashdollar wrote:
>> According to the bug report details that's a race condition.
>> A malicious user is using a vulnerability in the way the
>> installation script handles changing file permissions to disclose
>> sensitive information.
> Yes. And, once again, that's a misconfiguration - the file should
> be created as 0600 root:root during installation and only after
> that chmod() and chown() may be applied.

I'd agree if this were a configuration file we were talking about, but it's an installation script.

>> On Jun 8, 2013, at 7:00 AM, wrote:
> - Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> - Why top-posting is considered the most annoying thing in messages?

My apologies. 

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