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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


HTTP authentication implementation in Geo++ GNCASTER and earlier allows remote attackers to read authentication headers of other users via a large request with an incorrect authentication attempt, which includes sensitive memory in the response. NOTE: this is referred to as a "memory leak" by some sources, but is better characterized as "memory disclosure."

  • LOW
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE

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