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Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information

CVE-2022-45868

Severity High
Score 7.8/10

Summary

** DISPUTED ** The web-based admin console in H2 Database Engine versions through 2.1.214 can be started via the CLI with the argument "-webAdminPassword", which allows the user to specify the password in cleartext for the web admin console. Consequently, a local user (or an attacker that has obtained local access through some means) would be able to discover the password by listing processes and their arguments. NOTE: the vendor states "This is not a vulnerability of H2 Console ... Passwords should never be passed on the command line and every qualified DBA or system administrator is expected to know that".

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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