#VU23389 Cleartext storage of sensitive information in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Published: 2019-12-04 | Updated: 2019-12-17

Vulnerability identifier: #VU23389

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 2.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-14854


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
Client/Desktop applications / Software for system administration

Vendor: Red Hat Inc.


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

The vulnerability exists due to library-go component did not sanitize secret data written to static Pod logs when an Operator's log level was set to Debug or higher. A local user can read Pod logs if the log level had already been modified in an Operator by a privileged user.

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Vulnerable software versions

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform: 4.2.0 - 4.2.8, 4.1.0 - 4.1.24

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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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