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CVE request: distutils creates ~/.pypirc insecurely
From: Vincent Danen <vdanen () redhat com>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 08:15:31 -0600

Standard flaw where a file that contains a username and password is
written with insecure permissions.  This only affects python 2.6 and
higher.

Could a CVE name be assigned to this flaw?  I don't think one has been
already.

References:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=650555
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=758905
http://bugs.python.org/issue13512
http://bugs.python.org/file23824/pypirc-secure.diff

Thanks.

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Vincent Danen / Red Hat Security Response Team

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