Public Date:
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.

Find out more about CVE-2011-3589 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5.7
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kexec-tools) RHSA-2012:0152 2012-02-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kexec-tools) RHSA-2011:1532 2011-12-05


Red Hat would like to thank Kevan Carstensen for reporting this issue.