Heketi 5 Server Configuration File heketi.json Password information disclosure

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A vulnerability was found in Heketi 5 Server (version now known). It has been declared as problematic. This vulnerability affects some unknown processing of the file heketi.json of the component Configuration File. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability (Password). The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-200. The product exposes sensitive information to an actor that is not explicitly authorized to have access to that information. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality. CVE summarizes:

An access flaw was found in Heketi 5, where the heketi.json configuration file was world readable. An attacker having local access to the Heketi server could read plain-text passwords from the heketi.json file.

The bug was discovered 12/20/2017. The weakness was presented 12/18/2017 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at access.redhat.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2017-15104 since 10/08/2017. The attack needs to be approached locally. Required for exploitation is a single authentication. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1592.

By approaching the search of inurl:heketi.json it is possible to find vulnerable targets with Google Hacking. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 105407 (RHEL 7 : heketi (RHSA-2017:3481)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Red Hat Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 277076 (Fedora Security Update for heketi (FEDORA-2017-f7cbe22fd8)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (105407). See VDB-110787 for similar entry.



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Name: Password
Class: Information disclosure / Password
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266

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Nessus ID: 105407
Nessus Name: RHEL 7 : heketi (RHSA-2017:3481)
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OpenVAS ID: 850166
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for heketi FEDORA-2017-f7cbe22fd8
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Upgrade: github.com


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Advisory: RHSA-2017:3481
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CVE: CVE-2017-15104 (🔍)
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Created: 12/19/2017 08:05 AM
Updated: 01/18/2023 10:49 AM
Changes: 12/19/2017 08:05 AM (70), 12/15/2019 09:57 PM (4), 01/18/2023 10:49 AM (5)
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