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CVE-2021-38599 Detail

Current Description

WAL-G before 1.1, when a non-libsodium build (e.g., one of the official binary releases published as GitHub Releases) is used, silently ignores the libsodium encryption key and uploads cleartext backups. This is arguably a Principle of Least Surprise violation because "the user likely wanted to encrypt all file activity."


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/wal-g/wal-g/commit/cadf598e1c2a345915a21a44518c5a4d5401e2e3 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/wal-g/wal-g/pull/1062 Patch  Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-922 Insecure Storage of Sensitive Information cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-38599
NVD Published Date:
08/12/2021
NVD Last Modified:
08/23/2021
Source:
MITRE