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Overview

Vulnerability Score 2.1 2.1
CVE Id CVE-2008-3899
Last Modified 29 Jan 2009 01:54:45
Published 03 Sep 2008 10:12:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE

CVE-2008-3899

Summary

TrueCrypt 5.0 stores pre-boot authentication passwords in the BIOS Keyboard buffer and does not clear this buffer before and after use, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading the physical memory locations associated with this buffer. NOTE: the researcher mentions a response from the vendor denying the vulnerability.

Vulnerable Systems

Application

  • Truecrypt Foundation Truecrypt 5.0


References

BUGTRAQ - 20080825 [IVIZ-08-003] TrueCrypt Security Model bypass exploiting wrong BIOS API usage

MISC - http://www.ivizsecurity.com/research/preboot/preboot_whitepaper.pdf

MISC - http://www.ivizsecurity.com/preboot-patch.html

SREASON - 4203


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:48:20