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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity High
Score 8.4/10


kinit in KDE Frameworks before 5.23.0 uses weak permissions (644) for /tmp/xauth-xxx-_y, which allows local users to obtain X11 cookies of other users and consequently capture keystrokes and possibly gain privileges by reading the file.

  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • NONE
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  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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