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492104: CVE-2009-1214 CVE-2009-1215 screen: Unsafe usage of temporary file

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

GNU screen 4.0.3 creates the /tmp/screen-exchange temporary file with world-readable permissions, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive session information.

Find out more about CVE-2009-1214 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat does not consider this to be a security issue. Affected file is supposed to be used to exchange information between local system users, therefore open permissions are intentional.

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