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Insertion of Sensitive Information into Log File


Severity Low
Score 3.6/10


An internal product security audit of Lenovo XClarity Administrator (LXCA) discovered Windows OS credentials, used to perform driver updates of managed systems, being written to a log file in clear text. This only affects LXCA version 2.6.0 when performing a Windows driver update. Affected logs are only accessible to authorized users in the First Failure Data Capture (FFDC) service log and log files on LXCA.

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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.


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