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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102616


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


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.


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102616

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201708-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/08/21

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:kedpm, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8296

GLSA: 201708-04