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vulnerability note CVE-2007-5751

Liferea: feed list disclosure

Synthesis of the vulnerability

A local attacker can obtain the list of RSS feeds of Liferea users.
Vulnerable systems: Fedora, Unix (platform) ~ not comprehensive.
Severity of this threat: 1/4.
Consequences of an attack: data reading.
Pirate's origin: user shell.
Creation date: 02/11/2007.
Références of this weakness: CVE-2007-5751, FEDORA-2007-2725, FEDORA-2007-2853, VIGILANCE-VUL-7304.

Description of the vulnerability

The Liferea program is a RSS feed reader.

The list of RSS feeds tracked by user is stored in the feedlist.opml file. When this file is modified, a backup copy is created. However, permissions on this copy are 0644, which permits all local users to read the file.

A local attacker can therefore obtain the list of feeds tracked by Liferea users.
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