Bug 877372 (CVE-2012-5527) - CVE-2012-5527 claws-mail-plugins (vCalendar): User credentials information disclosure via status tray display
Summary: CVE-2012-5527 claws-mail-plugins (vCalendar): User credentials information di...
Alias: CVE-2012-5527
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 877375 877376
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Reported: 2012-11-16 11:28 UTC by Jan Lieskovsky
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:57 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-01-01 15:42:55 UTC

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Description Jan Lieskovsky 2012-11-16 11:28:45 UTC
A security flaw was found in the way vCalendar plug-in of Claws Mail displayed user credential information in the system tray display when using https scheme. A local attacker could use this flaw to obtain user credentials (username and password) used for connection to remote point.

[1] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/11/15/5
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=693391

Upstream bug report:
[3] http://www.thewildbeast.co.uk/claws-mail/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=2782

Relevant upstream patch:
[4] http://lists.claws-mail.org/pipermail/commits/2012-November/001598.html

Comment 1 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-11-16 11:30:22 UTC
This issue affects the versions of the claws-mail-plugins package, as shipped with Fedora release of 16 and 17. Please schedule an update.


This issue affects the version of the claws-mail-plugins package, as shipped with Fedora EPEL 6. Please schedule an update.

Comment 2 Jan Lieskovsky 2012-11-16 11:32:25 UTC
Created claws-mail-plugins tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 877375]
Affects: epel-6 [bug 877376]

Comment 3 Vincent Danen 2012-11-28 17:42:53 UTC
CVE-2012-5527 was assigned to this issue:


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