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Sensitive information in source code - API Key

Description

The encryption key is stored in the source code in plain text and is not obtained from a secure source that guarantees its confidentiality.

Impact

  • Generate an elaborate brute-force attack on the applications encrypted messages.
  • Open easily information of a company, web and API security to sensitive data exposure.

Recommendation

It is recommended to load encryption keys from:

  • A key vault service.
  • A configuration file that is properly encrypted.
  • Administrative environment variables.

Threat

Unauthorized user obtaining the encryption key directly from the application repository or an application file.

Expected Remediation Time

⌚ 45 minutes.

Score

Default score using CVSS 3.1. It may change depending on the context of the src.

Base

  • Attack vector: N
  • Attack complexity: H
  • Privileges required: N
  • User interaction: N
  • Scope: U
  • Confidentiality: L
  • Integrity: N
  • Availability: N

Temporal

  • Exploit code madurity: P
  • Remediation level: O
  • Report confidence: C

Result

  • Vector string: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:P/RL:O/RC:C
  • Score:
    • Base: 3.7
    • Temporal: 3.4
  • Severity:
    • Base: Low
    • Temporal: Low

Score 4.0

Default score using CVSS 4.0 . It may change depending on the context of the src.

Base 4.0

  • Attack vector: N
  • Attack complexity: H
  • Attack Requirements: N
  • Privileges required: N
  • User interaction: N
  • Confidentiality (VC): L
  • Integrity (VI): N
  • Availability (VA): N
  • Confidentiality (SC): N
  • Integrity (SI): N
  • Availability (SA): N

Threat 4.0

  • Exploit madurity: P

Result 4.0

  • Vector string: CVSS:4.0/AV:N/AC:H/AT:N/PR:N/UI:N/VC:L/VI:N/VA:N/SC:N/SI:N/SA:N/E:P
  • Score:
    • CVSS-BT: 2.9
  • Severity:
    • CVSS-BT: Low

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