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875294: CVE-2012-5509 aeolus-configserver: aeolus-configserver-setup /tmp file conductor credentials leak

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

aeolus-configserver-setup in the Aeolas Configuration Server, as used in Red Hat CloudForms Cloud Engine before 1.1.2, uses world-readable permissions for a temporary file in /tmp, which allows local users to read credentials by reading this file.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5509 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 2.1
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

Find out more about Red Hat support for the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS).

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat CloudForms Cloud Engine 1 (aeolus-configserver) RHSA-2013:0545 2013-02-21


This issue was discovered by Aaron Weitekamp of the Red Hat Cloud Quality Engineering team.