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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


Vendor/plugins/dataset/lib/dataset/database/mysql.rb in the kajam gem for Ruby places the mysql user password on the (1) mysqldump command line in the capture function and (2) mysql command line in the restore function, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by listing the process.

  • LOW
  • 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