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A local information disclosure issue was found in dracut before 045 when generating initramfs images with world-readable permissions when \'early cpio\' is used, such as when including microcode updates. Local attacker can use this to obtain sensitive information from these files, such as encryption keys or credentials.

Priority: LOW
CVSS v3: 7.8
Component: dracut
Publish Date: Aug 1, 2018
Related ID: --
Modified Date: Aug 2, 2018

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Product Name Status Defect Fixed Downloads
Wind River Linux LTS 17 Won't Fix -- -- --
Wind River Linux 8 Fixed LIN8-9662 --
Wind River Linux 9 Fixed LIN9-7333 --
Wind River Linux 7 Fixed -- --
Wind River Linux LTS 21 Not Vulnerable -- -- --
Wind River Linux LTS 18 Not Vulnerable -- -- --
Wind River Linux LTS 19 Not Vulnerable -- -- --
Wind River Linux CD release Not Vulnerable -- -- --
VxWorks 7 Not Vulnerable -- -- --
VxWorks 6.9 Not Vulnerable -- -- --

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