KDE Paste Applet up to 4.10.4 kdeplasma-addons pastemacroexpander.cpp improper authentication

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in KDE Paste Applet up to 4.10.4. Affected is an unknown functionality of the file pastemacroexpander.cpp of the component kdeplasma-addons. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a improper authentication vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-287. When an actor claims to have a given identity, the product does not prove or insufficiently proves that the claim is correct. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The %{password(...)} macro in pastemacroexpander.cpp in the KDE Paste Applet before 4.10.5 in kdeplasma-addons does not properly generate passwords, which allows context-dependent attackers to bypass authentication via a brute-force attack.

The weakness was released 04/21/2023. The advisory is available at archives.neohapsis.com. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2013-2120 since 02/19/2013. The exploitability is told to be easy. Local access is required to approach this attack. The successful exploitation needs a authentication. Technical details and a public exploit are known.

The exploit is shared for download at openwall.com. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 67272 (Fedora 17 : analitza-4.10.4-1.fc17 / ark-4.10.4-1.fc17 / audiocd-kio-4.10.4-1.fc17 / etc (2013-10182)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks.

Upgrading to version 4.10.5 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (67272). Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at VDB-227045.






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Class: Improper authentication
CWE: CWE-287

Local: Yes
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Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 67272
Nessus Name: Fedora 17 : analitza-4.10.4-1.fc17 / ark-4.10.4-1.fc17 / audiocd-kio-4.10.4-1.fc17 / etc (2013-10182)
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Upgrade: Paste Applet 4.10.5


02/19/2013 🔍
07/12/2013 +142 days 🔍
04/21/2023 +3570 days 🔍
04/21/2023 +0 days 🔍
06/11/2024 +417 days 🔍


Vendor: kde.org

Advisory: archives.neohapsis.com
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2013-2120 (🔍)
scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013
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Created: 04/21/2023 10:29 PM
Updated: 06/11/2024 04:29 PM
Changes: 04/21/2023 10:29 PM (60), 06/11/2024 04:29 PM (18)
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