Vulnerability Name:

CVE-1999-1270 (CCN-1639)

Assigned:1998-07-11
Published:1998-07-11
Updated:2017-12-19
Summary: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.
CVSS v3 Severity:5.9 Medium (CCN CVSS v3.1 Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L)
Exploitability Metrics:Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope:Scope (S): Unchanged
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): Low
Integrity (I): Low
Availibility (A): Low
CVSS v2 Severity:4.6 Medium (CVSS v2 Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Exploitability Metrics:Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (Au): None
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availibility (A): Partial
4.6 Medium (CCN CVSS v2 Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Exploitability Metrics:Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Athentication (Au): None
Impact Metrics:Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): Partial
Availibility (A): Partial
Vulnerability Type:CWE-Other
Vulnerability Consequences:Obtain Information
References:Source: MITRE
Type: CNA
CVE-1999-1270

Source: CCN
Type: KDE-DEVEL Mailing List
KMail/PGP security bug (?)

Source: MISC
Type: Vendor Advisory
http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-devel&m=90221974029738&w=2

Source: CCN
Type: K Desktop Environment (KDE) Web site
K Desktop Environment Home

Source: CCN
Type: OSVDB ID: 11965
KDE KMail Command Line PGP Passphrase Disclosure

Source: XF
Type: UNKNOWN
kde-kmail-passphrase-leak(1639)

Source: XF
Type: UNKNOWN
kde-kmail-passphrase-leak(1639)

Vulnerable Configuration:Configuration 1:
  • cpe:/o:kde:kde:1.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

  • * Denotes that component is vulnerable
    BACK
    kde kde 1.0