|Bugzilla:||716439: CVE-2011-3588 CVE-2011-3589 CVE-2011-3590 kexec-tools: Multiple security flaws by management of kdump core files and ramdisk images|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
The Red Hat mkdumprd script for kexec-tools, as distributed in the kexec-tools 1.x before 1.102pre-154 and 2.x before 2.0.0-209 packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, uses world-readable permissions for vmcore files, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by inspecting the file content, as demonstrated by a search for a root SSH key.
CVSS v2 metrics
|Access Vector:||Adjacent Network|
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Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kexec-tools)||RHSA-2012:0152||February 21, 2012|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kexec-tools)||RHSA-2011:1532||December 05, 2011|
Red Hat would like to thank Kevan Carstensen for reporting this issue.
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