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Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 10:19:17 -0600
From: Vincent Danen <>
To: Kurt Seifried <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: distutils creates ~/.pypirc

* [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.

Vincent Danen / Red Hat Security Response Team 

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