DescriptionA 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitylow
Debian Bugs843697

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
dracut (PTS)stretch044+241-3fixed
bookworm, bullseye, sid051-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
dracutsourcewheezy(not affected)


[jessie] - dracut <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - dracut <not-affected> (Introduced in 030 upstream)
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