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CVE-1999-1270 Detail

Description

KMail in KDE 1.0 provides a PGP passphrase as a command line argument to other programs, which could allow local users to obtain the passphrase and compromise the PGP keys of other users by viewing the arguments via programs that list process information, such as ps.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  07/11/1998

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-1999-1270
Original release date:
07/11/1998
Last revised:
12/18/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.6 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-devel&m=90221974029738&w=2 Vendor Advisory External Source MISC http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-devel&m=90221974029738&w=2
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/1639 External Source XF kde-kmail-passphrase-leak(1639)

Technical Details

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Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:o:kde:kde:1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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