DescriptionThe script in Shibboleth SP 2.0 (located in /usr/local/etc/shibboleth by default) uses OpenSSL to create a DES private key which is placed in It relies on the root umask (default 22) instead of chmoding the resulting file itself, so the generated private key is world readable by default.
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Debian Bugs571631

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
shibboleth-sp (PTS)buster, buster (security)3.0.4+dfsg1-1+deb10u2fixed
sid, trixie, bookworm3.4.1+dfsg-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
shibboleth-spsource(unstable)(not affected)


[lenny] - shibboleth-sp2 <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
- shibboleth-sp <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)

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