generator-jhipster-kotlin 1.6.0 Password Reset Log improper output neutralization for logs

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A vulnerability was found in generator-jhipster-kotlin 1.6.0. It has been classified as critical. This affects an unknown code block of the component Password Reset Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability (Log). CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-117. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

In generator-jhipster-kotlin version 1.6.0 log entries are created for invalid password reset attempts. As the email is provided by a user and the api is public this can be used by an attacker to forge log entries. This is vulnerable to https://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/117.html This problem affects only application generated with jwt or session authentication. Applications using oauth are not vulnerable. This issue has been fixed in version 1.7.0.

The weakness was released 06/25/2020 (GitHub Repository). The advisory is shared at github.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2020-4072 since 12/30/2019. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 10/27/2020).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.9

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.8
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Name: Log
Class: Privilege escalation / Log (CWE-117)
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Remote: Yes

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12/30/2019 CVE assigned
06/25/2020 +178 days Advisory disclosed
06/26/2020 +1 days VulDB entry created
10/27/2020 +123 days VulDB last update

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Advisory: github.com
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2020-4072 (🔒)

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Created: 06/26/2020 01:10 PM
Updated: 10/27/2020 10:35 AM
Changes: (1) source_cve_cna
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