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Cleartext Transmission of Sensitive Information


Severity High
Score 7.4/10


Cloud Foundry CredHub, versions prior to 2.5.10, connects to a MySQL database without TLS even when configured to use TLS. A malicious user with access to the network between CredHub and its MySQL database may eavesdrop on database connections and thereby gain unauthorized access to CredHub and other components.

  • HIGH
  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • NONE

CWE-319 - Cleartext Transmission of Sensitive Information

The software transmits sensitive or security-critical data in cleartext in a communication channel that can be sniffed by unauthorized actors.


Advisory Timeline

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