CVE Vulnerabilities

CVE-2022-0536

Improper Removal of Sensitive Information Before Storage or Transfer

Published: Feb 09, 2022 | Modified: Aug 02, 2023
CVSS 3.x
5.9
MEDIUM
Source:
NVD
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
CVSS 2.x
4.3 MEDIUM
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
RedHat/V2
RedHat/V3
5.9 MODERATE
CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
Ubuntu
MEDIUM

Improper Removal of Sensitive Information Before Storage or Transfer in NPM follow-redirects prior to 1.14.8.

Weakness

The product stores, transfers, or shares a resource that contains sensitive information, but it does not properly remove that information before the product makes the resource available to unauthorized actors.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Follow-redirects Follow-redirects_project * 1.14.8 (excluding)
OpenShift Service Mesh 2.1 RedHat openshift-service-mesh/kiali-rhel8:1.36.9-1 *
Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes 2.3 for RHEL 8 RedHat rhacm2/console-rhel8:v2.3.8-4 *
Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes 2.3 for RHEL 8 RedHat rhacm2/grc-ui-rhel8:v2.3.8-5 *
Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes 2.3 for RHEL 8 RedHat rhacm2/application-ui-rhel8:v2.3.10-6 *
Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes 2.3 for RHEL 8 RedHat rhacm2/search-ui-rhel8:v2.3.10-5 *
Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes 2.3 for RHEL 8 RedHat rhacm2/kui-web-terminal-rhel8:v2.3.11-11 *
Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes 2.4 for RHEL 8 RedHat rhacm2/console-rhel8:v2.4.3-13 *
Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes 2.4 for RHEL 8 RedHat rhacm2/grc-ui-rhel8:v2.4.3-12 *
Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes 2.4 for RHEL 8 RedHat rhacm2/search-ui-rhel8:v2.4.3-6 *
Red Hat Advanced Cluster Management for Kubernetes 2.4 for RHEL 8 RedHat rhacm2/application-ui-rhel8:v2.4.4-3 *
Red Hat Migration Toolkit for Containers 1.7 RedHat rhmtc/openshift-migration-ui-rhel8:v1.7.2-9 *
Red Hat OpenShift Data Foundation 4.11 on RHEL8 RedHat odf4/odf-console-rhel8:v4.11.0-51 *
RHINT Service Registry 2.3.0 GA RedHat follow-redirects *
Node-follow-redirects Ubuntu bionic *
Node-follow-redirects Ubuntu impish *
Node-follow-redirects Ubuntu kinetic *
Node-follow-redirects Ubuntu lunar *
Node-follow-redirects Ubuntu trusty *
Node-follow-redirects Ubuntu xenial *

Extended Description

Resources that may contain sensitive data include documents, packets, messages, databases, etc. While this data may be useful to an individual user or small set of users who share the resource, it may need to be removed before the resource can be shared outside of the trusted group. The process of removal is sometimes called cleansing or scrubbing. For example, a product for editing documents might not remove sensitive data such as reviewer comments or the local pathname where the document is stored. Or, a proxy might not remove an internal IP address from headers before making an outgoing request to an Internet site.

Potential Mitigations

  • Compartmentalize the system to have “safe” areas where trust boundaries can be unambiguously drawn. Do not allow sensitive data to go outside of the trust boundary and always be careful when interfacing with a compartment outside of the safe area.
  • Ensure that appropriate compartmentalization is built into the system design, and the compartmentalization allows for and reinforces privilege separation functionality. Architects and designers should rely on the principle of least privilege to decide the appropriate time to use privileges and the time to drop privileges.

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