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Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information


Severity Medium
Score 6/10


"BigFix Platform is storing clear text credentials within the system's memory. An attacker who is able to gain administrative privileges can use a program to create a memory dump and extract the credentials. These credentials can be used to pivot further into the environment. The principle of least privilege should be applied to all BigFix deployments, limiting administrative access."

  • LOW
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH
  • NONE

CWE-312 - Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information

The application stores sensitive information in cleartext within a resource that might be accessible to another control sphere.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published