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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity Low
Score 2.1/10


The bsdinstall installer in FreeBSD 10.x before 10.1 p9, when configuring full disk encrypted ZFS, uses world-readable permissions for the GELI keyfile (/boot/encryption.key), which allows local users to obtain sensitive key information by reading the file.

  • LOW
  • NONE
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CWE-200 - Information Exposure

An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published