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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity High
Score 7/10


Race condition in "lib/vlad/dba/mysql.rb" in the VladTheEnterprising gem for Ruby allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading the MySQL root password from a temporary file before it is removed.

  • HIGH
  • HIGH
  • 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