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Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2014 20:26:41 +0300
Subject: Re: postgresql: pg_dump creates world-readable dump

On 2014-12-07 16:49:47 +0100, Agostino Sarubbo wrote:

 > I just discovered that pg_dump creates the database dump with
 > world readable permission (644 to be exactly).

The keyword is "creates".

 > I provided to inform upstream about, and this was the response:
 > On Sunday 07 December 2014 10:34:19 Noah Misch wrote:
 >> You presumably have umask 0022. Like most programs, pg_dump
 >> does not constrain modes of files it creates; adjust your umask
 >> for that.

Have you followed the advise? Did it helped?

 > A local user is able to copy it and discover sensitive data.

Only if that user is allowed to enter the directory where the dump
is stored, etc.

 > In my opinion it deserves a cve.

Misconfiguration != vulnerability.

Alexey V. Vissarionov aka Gremlin from Kremlin <gremlin ПРИ gremlin ТЧК ru>
GPG: 8832FE9FA791F7968AC96E4E909DAC45EF3B1FA8 @ hkp://

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