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

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?

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