alpine 3.6
access weakness #450


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 Alpine 3.6 access weakness.

      if (out_fd < 0)
          int saved_errno = errno;
          char const *home = getenv ("HOME");
          if (home)
              in_home = file_name_concat (home, file, NULL);
              out_fd = (redirecting_stdout
                        ? fd_reopen (STDOUT_FILENO, in_home, flags, mode)
                        : open (in_home, flags, mode));
          if (out_fd < 0)
              int saved_errno2 = errno;
              error (0, saved_errno, _("failed to open %s"), quoteaf (file));
              if (in_home)
                error (0, saved_errno2, _("failed to open %s"),
                       quoteaf (in_home));
              return exit_internal_failure;
          file = in_home;

      umask (umask_value);
      error (0, 0,
               ? N_("ignoring input and appending output to %s")
               : N_("appending output to %s")),
             quoteaf (file));
      free (in_home);

  /* If standard error is a tty, redirect it.  */
  if (redirecting_stderr)
      /* Save a copy of stderr before redirecting, so we can use the original
         if execve fails.  It's no big deal if this dup fails.  It might
         not change anything, and at worst, it'll lead to suppression of
         the post-failed-execve diagnostic.  */
      saved_stderr_fd = dup (STDERR_FILENO);

      if (0 <= saved_stderr_fd
          && set_cloexec_flag (saved_stderr_fd, true) != 0)
        error (exit_internal_failure, errno,
               _("failed to set the copy of stderr to close on exec"));

      if (!redirecting_stdout)
        error (0, 0,

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