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Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2012 12:30:22 -0600
From: Vincent Danen <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: distutils creates ~/.pypirc

* [2012-03-27 16:39:37 +0200] Jakub Wilk wrote:

>* Vincent Danen <>, 2012-03-27, 08:15:
>>Standard flaw where a file that contains a username and password is 
>>written with insecure permissions.  This only affects python 2.6 
>>and higher.
>I see the vulnerable code in Python 2.3.7, 2.4.6 and 2.5.6, too.

Aha, thanks.  I do see it as well in Lib/distutils/command/
where it offers to save the username/password.

Vincent Danen / Red Hat Security Response Team 

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