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Insertion of Sensitive Information into Log File

CVE-2016-8346

Severity High
Score 7.5/10

Summary

An issue was discovered in Moxa EDR-810 Industrial Secure Router. By accessing a specific uniform resource locator (URL) on the web server, a malicious user is able to access configuration and log files (PRIVILEGE ESCALATION).

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • NONE

CWE-532 - Insertion of Sensitive Information into Log File

It's quite common for applications to save logs. For example, whenever a user requests a resource from a particular website, the web server writes information about the request to a log file. These files are helpful for identifying abnormal system activity, bugs, and evaluating the security controls of the application. Security of log files is critical for the overall security of the application and its confidential resources. An application that lacks appropriate logging levels can expose sensitive user data and system information stored on the log files to malicious users. This info can be exploited to compromise your system.

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  • Published