Cleartext storage of sensitive information in Jenkins Metrics plugin



Published: 2022-01-13
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-20621
CWE-ID CWE-312
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Vendor Jenkins

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Cleartext storage of sensitive information

EUVDB-ID: #VU59590

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 2.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-20621

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

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to the affected plugin stores access keys unencrypted in its global configuration file jenkins.metrics.api.MetricsAccessKey.xml on the Jenkins controller as part of its configuration. A local user can retrieve sensitive information stored in cleartext.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Metrics: 3.0.0, 3.0.1, 3.0.2, 3.0.3, 3.0.4, 3.0.5, 3.0.6, 3.0.7, 3.0.8, 3.0.9, 3.0.10, 3.0.11, 3.1.2, 3.1.2.1, 3.1.2.2, 3.1.2.3, 3.1.2.4, 3.1.2.5, 3.1.2.6, 3.1.2.7, 3.1.2.8, 3.1.2.9, 3.1.2.10, 3.1.2.11, 3.1.2.12, 4.0.2.0, 4.0.2.1, 4.0.2.2, 4.0.2.3, 4.0.2.4, 4.0.2.5, 4.0.2.6, 4.0.2.7, 4.0.2.7.1, 4.0.2.8

CPE2.3 External links

http://jenkins.io/security/advisory/2022-01-12/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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



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