An information disclosure flaw was found in the way dracut, an initramfs root filesystem images generator, created initramfs images. When the root filesystem contained sensitive information (password based authentication for iSCSI systems or encrypted root filesystem crypttab password information), an attacker could use this flaw to obtain this information.
This issue was discovered by Peter Jones of the Red Hat Installer Team.
This issue affects the version of the dracut package, as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
This issue affects the versions of the dracut package, as shipped with Fedora release of 16 and 17.
Created attachment 616700 [details]
Change umask before creating $outfile
Here's a patch against upstream git's "master".
This issue has been assigned CVE-2012-4453
This issue is fixed upstream via the following patch:
Created dracut tracking bugs for this issue
Affects: fedora-all [bug 860977]
(In reply to comment #18)
> This issue is fixed upstream via the following patch:
The following is the upstream patch:
This issue has been addressed in following products:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Via RHSA-2013:1674 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-1674.html