Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:41:26 +0200 From: Matthias Weckbecker <mweckbecker@...e.de> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: Dan Rosenberg <dan.j.rosenberg@...il.com>, vcizek@...e.de, tmraz@...hat.com Subject: Re: CVE request(?): gpg: improper file permssions set when en/de-crypting files On Friday 21 September 2012 12:35:49 Dan Rosenberg wrote: [...] > > > >  https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=780943 > > > > Wouldn't one usually expect files that were previously encrypted to > > contain sensitive content (that's probably why content is encrypted at > > all)? And if so, shouldn't such files be only readable by certain users / > > group of users by default? Otherwise, a file that is e.g. decrypted in > > /tmp might leak due to the file permissions being too loose. > > GPG seems to just be honoring the umask: > Yes, that's correct. I think, however, that many distros ship umask=0022 by default. That would be -rw-r--r--. [...] > > Still might be worth fixing though. > I thought so too. > -Dan Thanks for your feedback so far! Matthias -- Matthias Weckbecker, Senior Security Engineer, SUSE Security Team SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, D-90409 Nuernberg, Germany Tel: +49-911-74053-0; http://suse.com/ SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Jeff Hawn, HRB 16746 (AG Nuernberg)
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