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Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:46:48 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <>
To: Vincent Danen <>
        "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: distutils creates ~/.pypirc insecurely

On 03/27/2012 10:19 AM, Vincent Danen wrote:
> * [2012-03-27 09:59:46 -0600] Kurt Seifried wrote:
>> On 03/27/2012 08:15 AM, Vincent Danen wrote:
>>> Standard flaw where a file that contains a username and password is
>>> written with insecure permissions.  This only affects python 2.6 and
>>> higher.
>>> Could a CVE name be assigned to this flaw?  I don't think one has been
>>> already.
>>> References:
>>> Thanks.
>> Please use CVE-2012-1587 for this issue.
> Sorry, I probably should have been more explicit on when it was reported
> (this is an older flaw).  It was reported (and public) in 2011.

My bad, please reject CVE-2012-1587.

Please use CVE-2011-4944 for this issue, it has the correct year.

Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)

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