Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 3.1 master-config.yaml Credentials information disclosure

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A vulnerability classified as problematic was found in Red Hat OpenShift Enterprise 3.1 (Virtualization Software). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function of the file /etc/origin/master/master-config.yaml. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability (Credentials). 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.

The weakness was disclosed 06/08/2016 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2016-2142 since 01/29/2016. The exploitation appears to be easy. Attacking locally is a requirement. The successful exploitation requires a single authentication. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1592 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 119371 (RHEL 7 : openshift (RHSA-2016:1038)), 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.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published even before and not after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (119371). The entries 87791, 87790 and 87788 are pretty similar.






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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.4

VulDB Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Temp Score: 5.3
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Name: Credentials
Class: Information disclosure / Credentials
CWE: CWE-200 / CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1592

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 119371
Nessus Name: RHEL 7 : openshift (RHSA-2016:1038)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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01/29/2016 🔍
05/11/2016 +103 days 🔍
06/08/2016 +28 days 🔍
06/08/2016 +0 days 🔍
06/09/2016 +1 days 🔍
12/04/2018 +908 days 🔍
08/23/2022 +1358 days 🔍



Advisory: RHSA-2016:1038
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2016-2142 (🔍)
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Created: 06/09/2016 11:47 AM
Updated: 08/23/2022 09:24 AM
Changes: 06/09/2016 11:47 AM (53), 01/09/2019 07:54 AM (15), 08/23/2022 09:24 AM (3)
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