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CVE Reference: CVE-2011-4944

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Original Page at CVE MITRE:
CVE-2011-4944

Description:
Python 2.6 through 3.2 creates ~/.pypirc with world-readable permissions before changing them after data has been written, which introduces a race condition that allows local users to obtain a username and password by reading this file.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

UBUNTU
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1613-2
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1596-1
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1592-1
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1613-1
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1615-1
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-1616-1

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA51089
  Secunia Advisory: SA50858
  Secunia Advisory: SA51024
  Secunia Advisory: SA51040
  Secunia Advisory: SA51087

MLIST
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/03/27/10
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/03/27/5
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/03/27/2

MISC
  http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=650555

CONFIRM
  http://bugs.python.org/issue13512
  http://bugs.python.org/file23824/pypirc-secure.diff

APPLE
  http://lists.apple.com/archives/security-announce/2013/Oct/msg00004.html


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