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Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2023 12:56:52 +0100
From: Brian McDermott <>
Subject: CVE-2023-1672: race condition in Tang exposes private keys to other

Hello all,

Tang ( is an open source project that 
is used to bind data to network presence. It is commonly used along with 
Clevis clients to provide for unattended LUKS decryption of server 
storage volumes within the realms of a network, where a trusted Tang 
server is situated.

CENSUS identified that the Tang software in versions 11, 12 and 13 (and 
possibly previous versions) is vulnerable to a form of race condition, 
where the Tang private keys become exposed for a small time window to 
other users on the same host. The issue is tracked as CVE-2023-1672. 
More information regarding the vulnerability can be found here:

Users are recommended to upgrade to Tang version 14 where the issue has 
been sufficiently addressed.

Best regards,

Brian McDermott

Brian McDermott
Jr IT Security Professional Intern
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