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Insertion of Sensitive Information into Log File


Severity Low
Score 3.9/10


Dell Wyse ThinOS, versions 9.0, 9.1, and 9.1 MR1, contain a Sensitive Information Disclosure Vulnerability. An authenticated attacker with physical access to the system could exploit this vulnerability to read sensitive Smartcard data in log files.

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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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