GLSA-201708-04 : Ked Password Manager: Information leak

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201708-04
(Ked Password Manager: Information leak)

A history file in ~/.kedpm/history is written in clear text. All of the
commands performed in the password manager are written there. This can
lead to the disclosure of the master password if the “password”
command is used with an argument. The names of the password entries
created and consulted are also accessible in clear text.

Impact :

An attacker could obtain confidential information.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201708-04

Solution :

Gentoo Security recommends that users unmerge Ked Password Manager:
# emerge --unmerge 'app-admin/kedpm'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102616 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-8296

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