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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


The modules/mdop.m in the Cypress 1.0k script for BitchX, as downloaded from a distribution site in November 2007, contains an externally introduced backdoor that e-mails sensitive information (hostnames, usernames, and shell history) to a fixed address.

  • LOW
  • NONE
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CWE-200 - Information Exposure

An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published