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Non-encrypted confidential information - LDAP


LDAP service credentials are exposed in plain text in the code.


  • Access the LDAP service.
  • Obtain confidential information.


Use secure encryption methods to encrypt any sensitive information.


An attacker with access to the code from the Internet.

Expected Remediation Time

⌚ 60 minutes.


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


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


  • Exploit code madurity: P
  • Remediation level: X
  • Report confidence: X


  • Vector string: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:P/RL:X/RC:X
  • Score:
    • Base: 4.3
    • Temporal: 4.1
  • Severity:
    • Base: Medium
    • Temporal: Medium

Code Examples

Compliant code

The LDAP service is securely accessed

DirectoryEntry de = new DirectoryEntry();
de.Path = "LDAP://myserver/OU=People,O=mycompany";
de.AuthenticationType = AuthenticationTypes.SFTP;

de(path, username, encryptedPass);

Non compliant code

The LDAP service has the access credentials stored in the source code

password = "PlainPassword"
DirectoryEntry de = new DirectoryEntry();
de.Path = "LDAP://myserver/OU=People,O=mycompany";
de.AuthenticationType = AuthenticationTypes.None;

de(path, username, password);


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