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Exposure of Sensitive Information to an Unauthorized Actor


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


Payload is a free and open-source headless content management system. In affected versions prior to 1.7.0, if a user has access to documents that contain hidden fields or fields they do not have access to, the user could reverse-engineer those values via brute force. As a workaround, write a `beforeOperation` hook to remove `where` queries that attempt to access hidden field data.

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CWE-200 - Information Exposure

An information exposure vulnerability is categorized as an information flow (IF) weakness, which can potentially allow unauthorized access to otherwise classified information in the application, such as confidential personal information (demographics, financials, health records, etc.), business secrets, and the application's internal environment.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published