centos 7
access weakness #38


Weakness Breakdown


An access weakness occurs when software does not properly implement permissions that could have unintended consequences if exploited by malicious actors. An example of this weakness is when a default username and password are set by the developer but do not get changed by the system administrator.

Warning code(s):

Ensure that umask is given most restrictive possible setting.

File Name:



The highlighted line of code below is the trigger point of this particular Centos 7 access weakness.

     DLIST_ADD_END(rctx->be_conns, be_conn, struct be_conn *);

    /* Identify ourselves to the DP */
    ret = rdp_register_client(be_conn, cli_name);
    if (ret != EOK) {
        DEBUG(SSSDBG_FATAL_FAILURE, "Failed to identify to the DP!\n");
        return ret;

    return EOK;

int create_pipe_fd(const char *sock_name, int *_fd, mode_t umaskval)
    struct sockaddr_un addr;
    mode_t orig_umaskval;
    errno_t ret;
    int fd;

    fd = socket(AF_UNIX, SOCK_STREAM, 0);
    if (fd == -1) {
        return EIO;

    orig_umaskval = umask(umaskval);

    ret = sss_fd_nonblocking(fd);
    if (ret != EOK) {
        goto done;

    ret = set_close_on_exec(fd);
    if (ret != EOK) {
        goto done;

    memset(&addr, 0, sizeof(addr));
    addr.sun_family = AF_UNIX;
    strncpy(addr.sun_path, sock_name, sizeof(addr.sun_path) - 1);
    addr.sun_path[sizeof(addr.sun_path) - 1] = '\0';

    /* make sure we have no old sockets around */
    ret = unlink(sock_name);
    if (ret != 0 && errno != ENOENT) {
        ret = errno;
              "Cannot remove old socket (errno=%d [%s]), bind might fail!\n",
              ret, sss_strerror(ret));

The registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from the Linux Foundation, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a world­wide basis.