WinPT user ID key spoofing

winpt-userid-key-spoofing (34813) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

WinPT could allow a remote attacker to spoof key signatures. By sending a specially-crafted key with an overly long user ID, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to display false information in key importing, key signing, key editing, and signature listing displays, which could be used to launch further attacks against the affected system, if the attacker could persuade the victim to import and sign the malicious key.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 2.8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 2.3
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.

References:

  • BugTraq Mailing List, Mon Jun 11 2007 - 09:01:03 CDT : WinPT User ID Spoofing Vulnerability.
  • WinPT Web site: Gforge: Windows Privacy Tray: Project Info.
  • BID-24412: WindowsPT User ID Key Spoofing Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-3201: Visual truncation vulnerability in Windows Privacy Tray (WinPT) 1.2.0 allows user-assisted remote attackers to install a key listed under the wrong user ID, and possibly cause the user to encrypt a victim's correspondence with this attacker-supplied key, via a key ID composed of the attacker's user ID, space characters, an invalid WinPT message, additional space characters, and the victim's user ID.
  • OSVDB ID: 41727: Windows Privacy Tray (WinPT) Crafted Key Installation Visual Truncation Weakness

Platforms Affected:

  • GForge WinPT 1.2.0

Reported:

Jun 11, 2007

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