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Insertion of Sensitive Information into Log File


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


A flaw was discovered in ECE before 3.4.0 that might lead to the disclosure of sensitive information such as user passwords and Elasticsearch keystore settings values in logs such as the audit log or deployment logs in the Logging and Monitoring cluster. The affected APIs are PATCH /api/v1/user and PATCH /deployments/{deployment_id}/elasticsearch/{ref_id}/keystore

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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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