KDE SMB share password plain text
|kde-smb-password-plaintext (18267)||Medium Risk|
K Desktop Environment (KDE) could allow a local attacker to obtain sensitive information. A local attacker could create a shortcut to an SMB share, which would disclose the victim's password in plain text.
Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in KDE Security Advisory 2004-12-09. See References.
For Gentoo Linux:
Upgrade to the latest version of kdelibs (3.2.3-r4, 3.3.1-r2, >= 3.3.2-r1 or later ) or kdebase (3.2.3-r3, 3.3.1-r2 or later), as listed in GLSA 200412-16 . See References.
For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for upgrade or patch information.
- CIAC Information Bulletin P-051: SMB Password Disclosure.
- Full-Disclosure Mailing List, Mon Nov 29 2004 - 02:22:44 CST: Password Disclosure for SMB Shares in KDE's Konqueror.
- KDE Security Advisory 2004-12-09: plain text password exposure.
- BID-11866: KDE Plaintext Password Disclosure Vulnerability
- CVE-2004-1171: KDE 3.2.x and 3.3.0 through 3.3.2, when saving credentials that are (1) manually entered by the user or (2) created by the SMB protocol handler, stores those credentials for plaintext in the user's .desktop file, which may be created with world-readable permissions, which could allow local users to obtain usernames and passwords for remote resources such as SMB shares.
- GLSA-200412-16: kdelibs, kdebase: Multiple vulnerabilities
- MDKSA-2004:150: Updated kdelibs and kdebase packages fix vulnerability
- OSVDB ID: 12248: KDE Konqueror Shortcut SMB Share Password Disclosure
- SECTRACK ID: 1012471: KDE May Disclose SMB Passwords to Remote Users Via URLs
- US-CERT VU#305294: Shortcuts may insecurely store SMB authentication information
- Gentoo Linux
- KDE KDE 3.2.1
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.0 AMD64
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 10.1 X86_64
- SUSE SuSE Linux 9.1
Nov 29, 2004
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