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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


rx/rx.c in OpenAFS before 1.6.15 and 1.7.x before 1.7.33 does not properly initialize the padding of a data structure when constructing an Rx acknowledgement (ACK) packet, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by (1) conducting a replay attack or (2) sniffing the network.

  • 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