GLSA-201708-04 : Ked Password Manager: Information leak
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102616
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe 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.
An attacker could obtain confidential information.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionGentoo Security recommends that users unmerge Ked Password Manager:
# emerge --unmerge 'app-admin/kedpm'