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Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


Severity Medium
Score 4.7/10


freebsd-update in FreeBSD 8.0, 7.2, 7.1, 6.4, and 6.3 uses insecure permissions in its working directory (/var/db/freebsd-update by default), which allows local users to read copies of sensitive files after a (1) freebsd-update fetch (fetch) or (2) freebsd-update upgrade (upgrade) operation.

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CWE-264 - Permissions Privileges and Access Controls

CWE 264 (permissions, privileges, and access controls) is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to the management of permissions, privileges, and other security features used to perform access control. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category allow attackers to gain privileges for an unintended sphere of control, access sensitive information, and execute arbitrary commands.


Advisory Timeline

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