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Date: Sat, 8 Jun 2013 15:56:09 +0400
Subject: Re: CVE request: Debian's package "mysql-server" leaks credential information

On 08-Jun-2013 07:43:21 -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.

So what? The installation script may contain the `umask 077` line,
can't it?

Alexey V. Vissarionov aka Gremlin from Kremlin <gremlin ПРИ gremlin ТЧК ru>
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