Bug 171474 - CVE-2005-3088 fetchmailconf insecure configuration file
CVE-2005-3088 fetchmailconf insecure configuration file
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: fetchmail (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: Miloslav Trmač
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2005-10-21 14:55 EDT by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2005-823
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-10-26 11:59:59 EDT
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:823 low SHIPPED_LIVE Low: fetchmail security update 2005-10-26 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Josh Bressers 2005-10-21 14:55:22 EDT

(Text stolen from the above advisory)

2. Problem description and Impact

The fetchmailconf program before and excluding version 1.49 opened the
run control file, wrote the configuration to it, and only then changed
the mode to 0600 (rw-------). Writing the file, which usually contains
passwords, before making it unreadable to other users, can expose
sensitive password information.
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-10-26 11:59:59 EDT
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

Comment 3 Josh Bressers 2005-11-10 08:41:17 EST
This issue does not affect RHEL3 and RHEL4 since we only ship the fetchmailconf
program for RHEL2.1

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