Vulnerability CVE-2015-9231


Published: 2017-09-20

Description:
iTerm2 3.x before 3.1.1 allows remote attackers to discover passwords by reading DNS queries. A new (default) feature was added to iTerm2 version 3.0.0 (and unreleased 2.9.x versions such as 2.9.20150717) that resulted in a potential information disclosure. In an attempt to see whether the text under the cursor (or selected text) was a URL, the text would be sent as an unencrypted DNS query. This has the potential to result in passwords and other sensitive information being sent in cleartext without the user being aware.

Vendor: Iterm2
Product: Iterm2 
Version:
3.1.0
3.0.9
3.0.8
3.0.7
3.0.6
3.0.5
3.0.4
3.0.3
3.0.20160531
3.0.2
3.0.15
3.0.14
3.0.13
3.0.12
3.0.11
3.0.10
3.0.1
3.0.0
2.9.20160523
2.9.20160510
2.9.20160426
2.9.20160422
2.9.20160313
2.9.20160206
2.9.20160113
2.9.20160102
2.9.20151229
2.9.20151111

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
5/10
2.9/10
10/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
None
None

 References:
https://github.com/gnachman/iTerm2/commit/33ccaf61e34ef32ffc9d6b2be5dd218f6bb55f51
https://github.com/gnachman/iTerm2/commit/e4eb1063529deb575b75b396138d41554428d522
https://gitlab.com/gnachman/iterm2/issues/3688
https://gitlab.com/gnachman/iterm2/issues/5303
https://gitlab.com/gnachman/iterm2/issues/6050
https://gitlab.com/gnachman/iterm2/issues/6068
https://gitlab.com/gnachman/iterm2/wikis/dnslookupissue
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15286956

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