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Vulnerability Score 4.6 4.6
CVE Id CVE-2001-0635
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:24:35
Published 14 Aug 2001 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



Red Hat Linux 7.1 sets insecure permissions on swap files created during installation, which can allow a local attacker to gain additional privileges by reading sensitive information from the swap file, such as passwords.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Redhat Linux 7.1


REDHAT - RHSA-2001:058

XF - mount-swap-world-readable(6493)

OSVDB - 5564

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:36:20