Bug 1892109 (CVE-2020-25678) - CVE-2020-25678 ceph: mgr modules' passwords are in clear text in mgr logs
Summary: CVE-2020-25678 ceph: mgr modules' passwords are in clear text in mgr logs
Alias: CVE-2020-25678
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1885869 1899764 1900681 1903757 1910512 1915506
Blocks: 1886169
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-10-27 22:35 UTC by Sage McTaggart
Modified: 2023-09-05 12:18 UTC (History)
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A flaw was found in Ceph where Ceph stores mgr module passwords in clear text. This issue can be found by searching the mgr logs for Grafana and dashboard, with passwords visible. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality.
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Last Closed: 2021-04-28 22:46:36 UTC

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Description Sage McTaggart 2020-10-27 22:35:07 UTC
Mgr modules' passwords are in clear text in mgr logs, visible as plaintext with sudo.

Comment 10 Summer Long 2020-11-23 00:18:59 UTC
Upstream issue: https://tracker.ceph.com/issues/37503

Comment 12 Sage McTaggart 2020-11-23 14:18:10 UTC
Created ceph tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1900681]

Comment 14 Sage McTaggart 2020-11-23 22:35:53 UTC
External References:


Comment 16 RaTasha Tillery-Smith 2021-02-10 14:48:35 UTC

* Red Hat Ceph Storage 4 is affected by this flaw, with the passwords visible under sudo. Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 is not affected by this flaw, and does not log passwords by default. 

* Red Hat OpenShift Container Storage (RHOCS) 4 shipped Ceph package for the usage of RHOCS 4.2 only, that has reached End Of Life. Hence, the Ceph package is no longer used and supported with the release of RHOCS 4.3.

* Red Hat OpenStack Platform deployments use the Ceph package directly from the Ceph channel; the RHOSP package will not be updated at this time.

Comment 18 errata-xmlrpc 2021-04-28 20:12:30 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Ceph Storage 4.2

Via RHSA-2021:1452 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2021:1452

Comment 19 Product Security DevOps Team 2021-04-28 22:46:36 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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