Descriptionask_password in Tomb 2.0 through 2.7 returns a warning when pinentry-curses is used and $DISPLAY is non-empty, causing affected users' files to be encrypted with "tomb {W] Detected DISPLAY, but only pinentry-curses is found." as the encryption key.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh
Debian Bugs974719, 975084

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
tomb (PTS)buster2.5+dfsg1-2fixed
bullseye, sid2.9+dfsg1-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
tombsourcebuster(not affected)
tombsource(unstable)2.8+dfsg1-1974719, 975084


[buster] - tomb <not-affected> (Vulnerability introduced later)
Introduced by: (v2.6)
Attempted to be fixed via:
which only hides the problem.

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