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Re: CVE request: Debian's package "mysql-server" leaks credential information
From: larry Cashdollar <larry0 () me com>
Date: Sat, 08 Jun 2013 07:22:44 -0400

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.  

Larry C$

On Jun 8, 2013, at 7:00 AM, gremlin () gremlin ru wrote:

On 08-Jun-2013 12:44:45 +0200, vladz wrote:

The file "/etc/mysql/debian.cnf", which contains plain text
credentials for the "debian-sys-maint" mysql user, is created
in an insecure manner during the package installation phase.
This can lead a non-privileged local user to disclose its content
and use this special account to perform administration tasks.
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=711600
Could you allocate CVE id for this issue?

That's not a security issue, but a misconfiguration (alas, very common
for Deb*an packages), so at least I doubt that deserves a CVE.


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