Insufficiently protected credentials in OpenStack Keystone

Published: 2019-12-09 | Updated: 2019-12-20
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-19687
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
OpenStack Keystone
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor Openstack

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Insufficiently protected credentials

EUVDB-ID: #VU23776

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.1 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-19687

CWE-ID: CWE-522 - Insufficiently Protected Credentials

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to list any credentials.

The vulnerability exists due to data leakage in the list credentials API. A remote user with a role on a project can list any credentials with the "/v3/credentials" API when "enforce_scope" is false.


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Vulnerable software versions

OpenStack Keystone: 15.0.0 - 16.0.0

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.