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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor

CVE-2012-6140

Severity Low
Score 1.9/10

Summary

pam_google_authenticator.c in the PAM module in Google Authenticator before 1.0 requires user-readable permissions for the secret file, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions and discover a shared secret via standard filesystem operations, a different vulnerability than CVE-2013-0258.

  • MEDIUM
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL
  • NONE

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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published