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Impact: Low
Public: 2012-05-04
CWE: CWE-732
Bugzilla: 819031: CVE-2012-2314 anaconda: Weak permissions by writing password configuration file in bootloader configuration module


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The bootloader configuration module (pyanaconda/ in Anaconda uses 755 permissions for /etc/grub.d, which allows local users to obtain password hashes and conduct brute force password guessing attacks.

Find out more about CVE-2012-2314 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score: 6.2
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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