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Insertion of Sensitive Information into Log File


Severity High
Score 8.1/10


HashiCorp Vault before 1.0.0 writes the master key to the server log in certain unusual or misconfigured scenarios in which incorrect data comes from the autoseal mechanism without an error being reported.

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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.


Advisory Timeline

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