Red Hat Network Configuration Client rhncfg-actions file information disclosure

netconfclient-rhncfgactions-info-disclosure (79260) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Red Hat Network Configuration Client could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by insecure permission being set on the rhncfg-actions file. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability using diff actions to obtain sensitive information.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.1
  Access Vector: Local
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 1.6
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 825275: CVE-2012-2679 rhncfg: Insecure permissions used for /var/log/rhncfg-actions file.
  • Red Hat Network Configuration Client Web Site: A.2. Red Hat Network Configuration Client - Red Hat Customer Portal.
  • BID-55934: Red Hat Network Configuration Client Insecure File Permissions Vulnerability
  • CVE-2012-2679: Red Hat Network (RHN) Configuration Client (rhncfg-client) in rhncfg before 5.10.27-8 uses weak permissions (world-readable) for /var/log/rhncfg-actions, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information about the rhncfg-client actions by reading the file.
  • RHSA-2012-1369: Moderate: rhncfg security, bug fix, and enhancement update

Platforms Affected:

  • RedHat Fedora 15
  • RedHat Fedora 16
  • RedHat Fedora 17
  • RedHat Network Tools

Reported:

Oct 15, 2012

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