GLSA-201606-19 : kwalletd: Information disclosure

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 91864


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201606-19 (kwalletd: Information disclosure)

Kwalletd in KWallet uses Blowfish with ECB mode instead of CBC mode when encrypting the password store.
Impact :

Local attackers, with access to the password store, could conduct a codebook attack in order to obtain confidential passwords.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All kwalletd users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=kde-apps/kwalletd-4.14.3-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 91864

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201606-19.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/06/28

Modified: 2016/06/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7252

GLSA: 201606-19