Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 10:33:12 +0200 From: Matthias Weckbecker <mweckbecker@...e.de> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Re: CVE request(?): gpg: improper file permssions set when en/de-crypting files On Friday 21 September 2012 23:47:48 Michael Gilbert wrote: [...] > > So anyway, I suppose this creates more questions than answers, but I > guess its worth thinking about. After all, what did the user really > expect? If they had intended that original file to be private, and > now its not, is that appropriate? Is it more appropriate to assume > all users know how to use umask appropriately? > IMO if one bothers to encrypt a file at all it was certainly intended to be private and only supposed to be readable by a certain user / user group and not by just everyone. Otherwise encryption would be pointless, or are there any other reasons for encrypting a file? > Best wishes, > Mike Thanks, 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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