CVE Vulnerabilities


Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information

Published: Mar 22, 2023 | Modified: Nov 07, 2023
CVSS 3.x
CVSS 2.x

A vulnerability exists in ClearPass Policy Manager that allows for an attacker with administrative privileges to access sensitive information in a cleartext format. A successful exploit allows an attacker to retrieve information which could be used to potentially gain further access to network services supported by ClearPass Policy Manager.


The product stores sensitive information in cleartext within a resource that might be accessible to another control sphere.

Affected Software

Name Vendor Start Version End Version
Clearpass_policy_manager Arubanetworks 6.9.0 (including) 6.9.13 (including)
Clearpass_policy_manager Arubanetworks 6.10.0 (including) 6.10.8 (including)
Clearpass_policy_manager Arubanetworks 6.11.0 (including) 6.11.0 (including)
Clearpass_policy_manager Arubanetworks 6.11.1 (including) 6.11.1 (including)

Extended Description

Because the information is stored in cleartext (i.e., unencrypted), attackers could potentially read it. Even if the information is encoded in a way that is not human-readable, certain techniques could determine which encoding is being used, then decode the information. When organizations adopt cloud services, it can be easier for attackers to access the data from anywhere on the Internet. In some systems/environments such as cloud, the use of “double encryption” (at both the software and hardware layer) might be required, and the developer might be solely responsible for both layers, instead of shared responsibility with the administrator of the broader system/environment.

Potential Mitigations