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Cleartext storage of sensitive information in EasyBuild framework



Published: 2020-03-26
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-5262
CWE ID CWE-312
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Cleartext storage of sensitive information

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 3.8 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-5262

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

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to sensitive on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to the GitHub Personal Access Token (PAT) used by EasyBuild for the GitHub integration features (like `--new-pr`, `--fro,-pr`, etc.) is shown in plain text in EasyBuild debug log files. A remote authenticated attacker can obtain this token.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

EasyBuild: 4.0.0, 4.0.1, 4.1.0, 4.1.1

CPE External links

https://github.com/easybuilders/easybuild-framework/pull/3248
https://github.com/easybuilders/easybuild-framework/pull/3249
https://github.com/easybuilders/easybuild-framework/security/advisories/GHSA-2wx6-wc87-rmjm

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.