CVE-1999-1270

Current 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.

Basic Data

PublishedJuly 11, 1998
Last ModifiedDecember 19, 2017
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Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeNVD-CWE-Other
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
CVSS 2 - Access VectorLOCAL
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Base Score4.6
SeverityMEDIUM
Exploitability Score3.9
Impact Score6.4
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

No data provided.

Configurations

  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3OSKdeKde1.0*******

Vulnerable Software List

VendorProductVersions
Kde Kde 1.0

References

NameSourceURLTags
http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-devel&m=90221974029738&w=2http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-devel&m=90221974029738&w=2MISCVendor Advisory
kde-kmail-passphrase-leak(1639)https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/1639XF