Executive Summary

Name CVE-1999-1270 First vendor Publication 1998-07-11
Vendor Cve Last vendor Modification 2017-12-19

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 4.6 Attack Range Local
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 3.9 Authentication None Required
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KMail in KDE 1.0 provides a PGP passphrase as a command line argument to other programs, which could allow local users to obtain the passphrase and compromise the PGP keys of other users by viewing the arguments via programs that list process information, such as ps.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-1999-1270

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Os 1

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
11965 KDE KMail Command Line PGP Passphrase Disclosure

Sources (Detail)

Source Url
MISC http://lists.kde.org/?l=kde-devel&m=90221974029738&w=2
XF https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/1639

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