Inclusion of sensitive information into log files in Kibana

Published: 2023-09-19
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2023-31422
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Web applications / Other software

Vendor Elastic Stack

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Inclusion of Sensitive Information in Log Files

EUVDB-ID: #VU80899

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2023-31422

CWE-ID: CWE-532 - Information Exposure Through Log Files

Exploit availability: No


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

The vulnerability exists due to software stores sensitive information into log files when logging in the JSON layout or when the pattern layout is configured to log the %meta pattern. A local user can read the log files and gain access to sensitive data, such as authentication credentials, cookies, authorization headers, query params, request paths, and other metadata. Some examples of sensitive data which can be included in the logs are account credentials for kibana_system, kibana-metricbeat, or Kibana end-users.


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Vulnerable software versions

Kibana: 8.10.0

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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