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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-0221

Original release date: 01/07/2010
Last revised: 07/06/2011


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.


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: MISC
Name: http://www.syss.de/index.php?id=108&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=528&cHash=8d16fa63d9
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1023410
External Source: MISC
Name: https://www.ironkey.com/usb-flash-drive-flaw-exposed
External Source: XF
Name: kingston-access-control-sec-bypass(55477)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.syss.de/fileadmin/ressources/040_veroeffentlichungen/dokumente/SySS_knackt_Kingston_USB-Stick.pdf
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0080
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.kingston.com/driveupdate/
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/NIST-certified-USB-Flash-drives-with-hardware-encryption-cracked-895308.html
External Source: MISC
Name: http://it.slashdot.org/story/10/01/05/1734242/
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=6655
External Source: MISC
Name: http://news.zdnet.co.uk/security/0,1000000189,39963327,00.htm

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)