GLSA-202008-21 : Kleopatra: Remote code execution

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 140069

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VPR Score: 5.9


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-202008-21 (Kleopatra: Remote code execution)

Kleopatra did not safely escape command line parameters provided by URLs, which it configures itself to handle.
Impact :

A remote attacker could entice a user to process a specially crafted URL via openpgp4fpr handler, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, or cause a Denial of Service condition.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Kleopatra users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-apps/kleopatra-20.04.3-r1'

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 140069

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-202008-21.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 2020/08/31

Updated: 2020/09/08

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2020/08/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2020/08/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-24972

GLSA: 202008-21