Bug 1266161 - initial-setup: File /root/initial-setup-ks.cfg is world-readable by default
initial-setup: File /root/initial-setup-ks.cfg is world-readable by default
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
impact=low,public=20150918,reported=2...
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Depends On: 1264336
Blocks: 1266162
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Reported: 2015-09-24 12:05 EDT by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2015-09-26 08:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-09-26 08:42:53 EDT
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Description Adam Mariš 2015-09-24 12:05:28 EDT
It was reported that file /root/initial-setup-ks.cfg is world-readable:

-rw-------.  1 root root  1725 Sep  1 13:59 anaconda-ks.cfg
-rw-r--r--.  1 root root  1773 Sep  1 14:04 initial-setup-ks.cfg

Product bug:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1264336
Comment 1 Tomas Hoger 2015-09-26 08:42:53 EDT
While the initial-setup-ks.cfg file is world readable, it is stored in the /root directory which is not world accessible (the default permissions in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 a 550 root:root).

This issue is planned to be addressed in future updates as security hardening, but is not planned to be handled as security flaw.

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