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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


PHP Webquest 2.6 allows remote attackers to retrieve database credentials via a direct request to admin/backup_phpwebquest.php, which leaks the credentials in an error message if a call to /usr/bin/mysqldump fails. NOTE: this might only be an issue in limited environments.

  • LOW
  • NONE
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CWE-200 - Information Exposure

An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published