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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.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.5 HIGH
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 3.9


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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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

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:2.9.20151111:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:2.9.20151229:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:2.9.20160102:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:2.9.20160113:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:2.9.20160206:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:2.9.20160313:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:2.9.20160422:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:2.9.20160426:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:2.9.20160510:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:2.9.20160523:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.0.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.0.0:preview:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.0.1:preview:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.0.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.0.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.0.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.0.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.0.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.0.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.0.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.0.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.0.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.0.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.0.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.0.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.0.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.0.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.0.20160531:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.1.0:beta:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.1.0:beta1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.1.0:beta10:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.1.0:beta2:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.1.0:beta3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.1.0:beta4:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.1.0:beta5:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.1.0:beta6:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.1.0:beta7:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.1.0:beta8:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:iterm2:iterm2:3.1.0:beta9:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

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