Public Date:
879094: CVE-2012-5561 Katello: /etc/katello/secure/passphrase is world readable

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

script/katello-generate-passphrase in Katello 1.1 uses world-readable permissions for /etc/katello/secure/passphrase, which allows local users to obtain the passphrase by reading the file.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5561 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

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Subscription Asset Manager for RHEL 6 Server RHSA-2013:0544 2013-02-21
CloudForms System Engine for RHEL 6 Server RHSA-2013:0547 2013-02-21


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