Bug#548909: xen-tools: xen-create-image creates world readable disk image files

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Bug#548909: xen-tools: xen-create-image creates world readable disk image files

John Lightsey-2
Package: xen-tools
Version: 3.9-4
Severity: grave
Tags: security
Justification: user security hole

I'm tagging this security, though common best practices would suggest that access
to the Dom0 should be severely restricted to begin with.

When xen-create-image is used to create a file based DomU, the disk image files
will have world readable permissions on a typical system with default umask
settings.  This means that all accounts on the Dom0 will have full access to the data
on the DomU.  The fix is to simply to alter createLoopbackImages() to chmod 0600 the
image files after they are created with DD and before the filesystem is initialized
or to simply to adjust the umask before running dd.

This problem exists in both the stable 3.9 version of xen-tools and the unstable 4.1
version.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0.3
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-1-xen-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xen-tools depends on:
ii  debootstrap              1.0.10lenny1    Bootstrap a basic Debian system
ii  libconfig-inifiles-perl  2.39-5          Read .ini-style configuration file
ii  libtext-template-perl    1.44-1.2        Text::Template perl module
ii  perl-modules             5.10.0-19lenny2 Core Perl modules

Versions of packages xen-tools recommends:
ii  libexpect-perl             1.20-1        Expect.pm - Perl Expect interface
ii  reiserfsprogs              1:3.6.19-6    User-level tools for ReiserFS file
ii  rinse                      1.3-2         RPM installation environment
ii  xen-hypervisor-3.2-1-amd64 3.2.1-2.jd1   The Xen Hypervisor on AMD64
ii  xen-shell                  1.8-3         Console based Xen administration u
ii  xfsprogs                   2.9.8-1lenny1 Utilities for managing the XFS fil

xen-tools suggests no packages.

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