Cleartext transmission of sensitive information in Jenkins Logstash Plugin

Published: 2020-03-11
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-2143
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 transmission of sensitive information

EUVDB-ID: #VU26013

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-2143

CWE-ID: CWE-319 - Cleartext Transmission of Sensitive Information

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to software uses insecure communication channel to transmit sensitive information. A remote attacker with ability to intercept network traffic can gain access to sensitive data.

Note: The affected plugin stores credentials in its global configuration file "jenkins.plugins.logstash.LogstashConfiguration.xml" on the Jenkins master as part of its configuration.


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Vulnerable software versions

Logstash: 0.7 - 2.3.1

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?