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Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2015 23:11:08 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <>
To: Assign a CVE Identifier <>,
Subject: Question about world readable config files and commented warnings

So, if a config file is world readable by default, but the section where
you might put a password says:

# Database URI for the database that stores the package information. If it
# contains a password, make sure to adjust the permissions of the config

Is that good enough, e.g. no CVE, or do we actually need to have proper

I'm thinking we need proper permissions and not a note (especially with
administration tools/etc that may parse/modify the file but not change
the perms). Thoughts/comments/final decision from Mitre is welcome.

Kurt Seifried -- Red Hat -- Product Security -- Cloud
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