Public Date:
859448: CVE-2012-4453 dracut: Creates initramfs images with world-readable permissions (information disclosure)
It was discovered that dracut created initramfs images as world readable. A local user could possibly use this flaw to obtain sensitive information from these files, such as iSCSI authentication passwords, encrypted root file system crypttab passwords, or other information.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4453 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 5.4
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
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 6 (dracut) RHSA-2013:1674 2013-11-20


This issue was discovered by Peter Jones of the Red Hat Installer Team.