Public Date:
825275: CVE-2012-2679 rhncfg: Insecure permissions used for /var/log/rhncfg-actions file

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Red Hat Network (RHN) Configuration Client (rhncfg-client) in rhncfg before 5.10.27-8 uses weak permissions (world-readable) for /var/log/rhncfg-actions, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information about the rhncfg-client actions by reading the file.

Find out more about CVE-2012-2679 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 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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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHN Tools 6 (rhncfg) RHSA-2012:1369 2012-10-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHN Tools 5 (rhncfg) RHSA-2012:1369 2012-10-15


This issue was discovered by Paul Wouters of Red Hat.