Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 20:32:38 -0400 From: Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@...il.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: CVE request(?): gpg: improper file permssions set when en/de-crypting files On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 8:24 PM, Michael Gilbert <michael.s.gilbert@...il.com> wrote: > On Mon, Sep 24, 2012 at 5:46 PM, Tavis Ormandy wrote: >>> > I think you've misunderstood the problem, and it's trivial to solve. >>> >>> No, I'm thinking about the broader implication. If you're arguing that >>> gpg should be modified to better handle permissions, then all applications >>> potentially handling sensitive information should as well: file editors, >>> and what not. Otherwise, what makes gpg such a special case? >>> >> >> I think you've confused my post with someone elses. > > See Steve Christy's snowball post. Again, I'm considering the > totality of the system. Setting 644 as a default for gpg is I suppose Correction, not 644, but using the input file's permissions as the basis for the output file's permissions (obviously before applying umask). Best wishes, Mike
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