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Insufficiently Protected Credentials


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


ansible-playbook -k and ansible cli tools, all versions 2.x before 2.6.19, 2.8.x before 2.8.4 and all 2.7.x before 2.7.13, prompt passwords by expanding them from templates as they could contain special characters. Passwords should be wrapped to prevent templates trigger and exposing them.

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CWE-522 - Insufficiently Protected Credentials

The product transmits or stores authentication credentials, but it uses an insecure method that is susceptible to unauthorized interception and/or retrieval.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published