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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-0222

Original release date: 01/07/2010
Last revised: 06/09/2011


Kingston DataTraveler BlackBox (DTBB), DataTraveler Secure Privacy Edition (DTSP), and DataTraveler Elite Privacy Edition (DTEP) USB flash drives use a fixed 256-bit key for obtaining access to the cleartext drive contents, which makes it easier for physically proximate attackers to read or modify data by determining and providing this key.


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: MISC
Name: http://it.slashdot.org/story/10/01/05/1734242/
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: https://www.ironkey.com/usb-flash-drive-flaw-exposed
External Source: MISC
Name: http://news.zdnet.co.uk/security/0,1000000189,39963327,00.htm
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.kingston.com/driveupdate/
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.syss.de/index.php?id=108&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=528&cHash=8d16fa63d9
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0080
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=6655
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.syss.de/fileadmin/ressources/040_veroeffentlichungen/dokumente/SySS_knackt_Kingston_USB-Stick.pdf

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