Bug 585386 - (CVE-2010-1439) CVE-2010-1439 rhn-client-tools: authorized information disclosure
CVE-2010-1439 rhn-client-tools: authorized information disclosure
Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
Petr Sklenar
public=20100601,reported=20100422,sou...
: Security
Depends On: 586737 586738 586739 598642
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Reported: 2010-04-23 16:37 EDT by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2011-06-15 18:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-06-15 18:22:59 EDT
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Description Vincent Danen 2010-04-23 16:37:53 EDT
It was found that the yum-rhn-plugin caches sensitive authentication information in the world-readable /var/spool/up2date/loginAuth.pkl file.  This information could be used to download packages from Red Hat Network (Hosted or Satellite) or otherwise manipulate the package list associated with the system's profile, which could possibly prevent new errata from being installed.
Comment 12 errata-xmlrpc 2010-06-01 14:54:43 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2010:0449 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0449.html
Comment 13 Vincent Danen 2010-06-01 14:55:28 EDT
Created rhn-client-tools tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 598642]
Comment 14 Vincent Danen 2011-06-15 18:22:59 EDT
This was corrected in Fedora 14:

* Thu Apr 29 2010 Miroslav Suchý <msuchy@redhat.com> 1.1.2-1
- 585386 - do not fail if file do not exist

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