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Cleartext storage of sensitive information in Jenkins White Source plugin

Published: 2020-07-03
Severity Medium
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2020-2213
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
White Source
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor Jenkins

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Cleartext storage of sensitive information

Severity: Medium

CVSSv3: 4.1 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:P/RL:U/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-2213

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

Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]


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

The vulnerability exists due to the affected software stores credentials in plain text as part of its global configuration file "org.whitesource.jenkins.pipeline.WhiteSourcePipelineStep.xml" and job "config.xml" files on the Jenkins master. A remote user with Extended Read permission (in the case of job config.xml files) or access to the master file system can obtain credentials.


Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

White Source: 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5.1, 1.5.2, 1.7, 1.7.1, 1.7.2, 1.7.3, 1.7.4, 1.7.5, 1.7.6, 1.7.7, 1.7.8, 1.7.9, 1.8.0, 1.8.1, 1.8.2, 17.11.4, 17.12.1, 18.1.1, 18.1.3, 18.3.2, 18.4.1, 18.5.1,, 18.5.2,, 18.6.2, 18.6.3, 18.8.2, 18.9.1, 18.10.1, 18.10.2, 19.1.1

CPE External links

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. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.

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