Public Date:
1034261: CVE-2013-6412 augeas: incorrect permissions set on newly created files

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The transform_save function in transform.c in Augeas 1.0.0 through 1.1.0 does not properly calculate the permission values when the umask contains a "7," which causes world-writable permissions to be used for new files and allows local users to modify the files via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2013-6412 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 2.6
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (augeas) RHSA-2014:0044 2014-01-20

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 augeas Not affected


This issue was discovered by the Red Hat Security Response Team.