Bug 1709829 (CVE-2019-10139) - CVE-2019-10139 cockpit-ovirt: admin and appliance passwords saved in plain text variable file during HE deployment
Summary: CVE-2019-10139 cockpit-ovirt: admin and appliance passwords saved in plain te...
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2019-10139
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20190517,repor...
Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1711192 1711193
Blocks: 1709830
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Reported: 2019-05-14 11:42 UTC by Marian Rehak
Modified: 2019-06-17 11:22 UTC (History)
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A credential-protection flaw was found in cockpit-ovirt. During deployment, it generated an ansible variable file `/var/lib/ovirt-hosted-engine-setup/cockpit/ansibleVarFileXXXXXX.var` which contained both admin and appliance passwords as plain-text. Although these files are deleted at the end of the deployment procedure, a local attacker could exploit this flaw to access the passwords.
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Description Marian Rehak 2019-05-14 11:42:25 UTC
During HE deployment via cockpit-ovirt, cockpit-ovirt generates an ansible variable file `/var/lib/ovirt-hosted-engine-setup/cockpit/ansibleVarFileXXXXXX.var` which contains the admin and the appliance passwords as plain-text. At the of the deployment procedure, these files are deleted.

Comment 1 Doran Moppert 2019-05-17 07:48:26 UTC
See bug 1703678

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