Descriptionlibosinfo 1.5.0 allows local users to discover credentials by listing a process, because credentials are passed to osinfo-install-script via the command line.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs931479

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
libosinfo (PTS)buster1.2.0-1vulnerable
bookworm, sid1.10.0-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[buster] - libosinfo <ignored> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - libosinfo <ignored> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - libosinfo <postponed> (Minor issue, local transient password leak in `ps`, affected binary not used by other packages)

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