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Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2014 20:38:39 +0100
From: Agostino Sarubbo <>
Subject: Re: postgresql: pg_dump creates world-readable dump

On Sunday 07 December 2014 20:26:41 wrote:
> 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.

Time ago we assigned CVEs for world-readable logs produced by webservers in 
e.g. /var/log/$webserver/file.log . 
Nobody thought that make chmod o-r to the directory was the solution because 
is only a workaround.

I think that we have a similar scenario.

And I think it is more logical produce a dump with mode 600 instead of force 
million users to chmod the directory.

Agostino Sarubbo
Gentoo Linux Developer

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