Insertion of Sensitive Information into Log File
Insertion of Sensitive Information into log file vulnerability in NGINX Agent. NGINX Agent version 2.0 before 2.23.3 inserts sensitive information into a log file. An authenticated attacker with local access to read agent log files may gain access to private keys. This issue is only exposed when the non-default trace level logging is enabled. Note: NGINX Agent is included with NGINX Instance Manager and used in conjunction with NGINX API Connectivity Manager, and NGINX Management Suite Security Monitoring.
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.