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.

Technical Details

CVSSv2 Score:




Published Date:

Saturday 11th of July 1998

Modified Date:

Tuesday 19th of December 2017

CVSSv2 Score:
  • Access Vector: Local
  • Access Complexity: Low
  • Authentication Required: None
  • Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  • Integrity Impact: Partial
  • Availability Impact: Partial
Common Platform Enumeration (CPE) Affected: Common Platform Enumeration (CPE) List:

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