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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:19:04 +1000
From: Murray McAllister <>
Subject: CVE-2014-0189:  /etc/sysconfig/virt-who is world-readable (contains
 unencrypted passwords)

Good morning,

Not sure if anyone else is using

It was reported that "/etc/sysconfig/virt-who" is world-readable and 
contains plaintext passwords to connect to various hypervisors. A local 
attacker could use this flaw to obtain those passwords and gain access 
to the hypervisors. (CVE-2014-0189)

Red Hat would like to thank Sal Castiglione for reporting this issue.

Discussions about fixing the issue are ongoing:

Murray McAllister / Red Hat Security Response Team

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