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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-4453 in dracut, as used in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, Fedora 16 and 17, and possibly other products, creates initramfs images with world-readable permissions, which might allow local users to obtain sensitive information.
Publish Date : 2012-10-09 Last Update Date : 2014-01-07
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Obtain Information
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
ELSA-2013-1674 -- dracut security, bug fix, and enhancement update (moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27440 unix
RHSA-2013:1674: dracut security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Moderate) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26272 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-4453

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Fedoraproject Dracut Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Fedoraproject Fedora 16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Fedoraproject Fedora 17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Fedoraproject Dracut 1
Fedoraproject Fedora 2
Redhat Enterprise Linux 1

- References For CVE-2012-4453
REDHAT RHSA-2013:1674
MLIST [oss-security] 20120927 dracut creates non-world readable initramfs images
MLIST [oss-security] 20120927 Re: dracut creates non-world readable initramfs images CONFIRM
XF dracut-initramfs-information-disclosure(79258)
BID 55713 Fedora 'Dracut' Package Information Disclosure Vulnerability Release Date:2013-12-25
MLIST [oss-security] 20120927 Re: dracut creates world readable initramfs images;a=commit;h=e1b48995c26c4f06d1a71

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-4453

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit for more information)

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