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CVE-2015-9231 Detail

Current Description

iTerm2 3.x before 3.1.1 allows remote attackers to discover passwords by reading DNS queries. A new (default) feature was added to iTerm2 version 3.0.0 (and unreleased 2.9.x versions such as 2.9.20150717) that resulted in a potential information disclosure. In an attempt to see whether the text under the cursor (or selected text) was a URL, the text would be sent as an unencrypted DNS query. This has the potential to result in passwords and other sensitive information being sent in cleartext without the user being aware.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/gnachman/iTerm2/commit/33ccaf61e34ef32ffc9d6b2be5dd218f6bb55f51 Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/gnachman/iTerm2/commit/e4eb1063529deb575b75b396138d41554428d522 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://gitlab.com/gnachman/iterm2/issues/3688 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://gitlab.com/gnachman/iterm2/issues/5303 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://gitlab.com/gnachman/iterm2/issues/6050 Exploit  Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://gitlab.com/gnachman/iterm2/issues/6068 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://gitlab.com/gnachman/iterm2/wikis/dnslookupissue Third Party Advisory 
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15286956 Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-200 Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-9231
NVD Published Date:
09/20/2017
NVD Last Modified:
10/05/2017
Source:
MITRE