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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2001-0984

Original release date: 09/13/2001
Last revised: 09/05/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Password Safe 1.7(1) leaves cleartext passwords in memory when a user copies the password to the clipboard and minimizes Password Safe with the "Clear the password when minimized" and "Lock password database on minimize and promp on restore" options enabled, which could allow an attacker with access to the memory (e.g. an administrator) to read the passwords.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.6 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BID
Name: 3337
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: counterpane-password-access(7123)
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20010913 leak of information in counterpane/Bruce Schneier's Password Safe program
Type: Advisory

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