CVE Database


Impact: Moderate
Public: 2011-10-05
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.

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

CVSS v2 metrics

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 February 21, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kexec-tools) RHSA-2011:1532 December 05, 2011

External References


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

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