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849256: CVE-2012-3504 crypto-utils: insecure temporary file usage in genkey

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The nssconfigFound function in in crypto-utils 2.4.1-34 allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on the "list" file in the current working directory.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3504 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect the version of crypto-utils as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this issue as having low security impact. A future update may address this issue in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification:

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 2.6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 crypto-utils Fix deferred
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 crypto-utils Not affected