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Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:11:35 -0400 (EDT)
From: cve-assign@...re.org
To: rbarlow@...hat.com
Cc: cve-assign@...re.org, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: CVE request - Pulp < 2.3.0 shipped the same authentication CA key/cert to all users

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> https://github.com/pulp/pulp/pull/627
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1003326

> I learned during our refactor this weekend that we have ca.{crt,key}
> files in our git repository that our RPM packages and installs on
> every Pulp installation. This is very bad.
> 
> To make matters worse, there is only a tiny paragraph in our docs that
> mention quite casually that you should make your own SSL certificates.
> This is putting our users at risk, particularly ones who don't know
> the full depths of our use of CA certificates. This is particularly
> bad due to the understated nature of the documentation telling users
> that they can change the CA if they want to.
> 
> A very easy solution would be to have the %post% section of our spec
> file autogenerate a new CA certificate and key when the package is
> installed. This has the benefit of still making it easy to install
> Pulp for newcomers, while also not putting those users at risk to man
> in the middle attacks.

Use CVE-2013-7450.

(We're interpreting this as a request from the Pulp upstream vendor.
In general, it would be hard for a third party to determine whether a
"tiny paragraph" was generally recognized as a required part of the
installation process.)

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