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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor

CVE-2014-4991

Severity High
Score 7.8/10

Summary

"lib/dataset/database/mysql.rb" and "lib/dataset/database/postgresql.rb" in the codders-dataset gem all versions for Ruby place credentials on the mysqldump command line, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by listing the process.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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