Cleartext storage of sensitive information in Rundeck plugin for Jenkins

Published: 2019-12-18
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-16556
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor Jenkins

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Cleartext storage of sensitive information

EUVDB-ID: #VU23674

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2019-16556

CWE-ID: CWE-312 - Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote user to view the password on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to the affected software stores credentials as part of its global configuration file "org.jenkinsci.plugins.rundeck.RundeckNotifier.xml" and job "config.xml" files on the Jenkins master. A remote user with Extended Read permission or access to the master file system can obtain credentials.


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Vulnerable software versions

Rundeck: 1.0 - 3.6.5

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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