Kingston DataTraveler secure flash drives access control security bypass

kingston-access-control-sec-bypass (55477) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Multiple Kingston DataTraveler secure flash drive could allow a local attacker to bypass security restrictions, caused by an error in the access control mechanisms. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass the password validation process and gain unauthorized access to restricted data.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Bypass Security

Remedy:

Refer to the Kingston Web Site for patch, upgrade or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

  • Kingston Web Site: Kingston's Secure USB Drive Information Page.
  • CVE-2010-0221: Kingston DataTraveler BlackBox (DTBB), DataTraveler Secure Privacy Edition (DTSP), and DataTraveler Elite Privacy Edition (DTEP) USB flash drives validate passwords with a program running on the host computer rather than the device hardware, which allows physically proximate attackers to access the cleartext drive contents via a modified program.
  • OSVDB ID: 61540: Kingston DataTraveler Secure USB Drives ExmpSrv.exe Static Character String Password Authentication Bypass
  • SA38136: Kingston DataTraveler USB Drives "ExmpSrv.exe" Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1023410: Kingston DataTraveler USB Flash Drive Password Validation Flaw Lets Local Users Bypass Access Controls

Platforms Affected:

  • Kingston Datatraveler Blackbox
  • Kingston DataTraveler BlackBox (DTBB)
  • Kingston Datatraveler Elite privacy
  • Kingston Datatraveler Secure privacy

Reported:

Jan 07, 2010

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