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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2004-1171

Original release date: 01/10/2005
Last revised: 03/07/2011


KDE 3.2.x and 3.3.0 through 3.3.2, when saving credentials that are (1) manually entered by the user or (2) created by the SMB protocol handler, stores those credentials for plaintext in the user's .desktop file, which may be created with world-readable permissions, which could allow local users to obtain usernames and passwords for remote resources such as SMB shares.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Impact Subscore: 2.9
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

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20041129 Password Disclosure for SMB Shares in KDE's Konqueror
Type: Advisory; Exploit
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20041129 Password Disclosure for SMB Shares in KDE's Konqueror
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kde.org/info/security/advisory-20041209-1.txt
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1012471
External Source: CIAC
Name: P-051
External Source: XF
Name: kde-smb-password-plaintext(18267)
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20041209 KDE Security Advisory: plain text password exposure
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.sec-consult.com/index.php?id=118
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-200412-16
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#305294
Type: Advisory
External Source: MANDRAKE
Name: MDKSA-2004:150
External Source: BID
Name: 11866
Type: Advisory; Patch Information

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