CVSS 3.1 Score 4.5 of 10 (medium)


Published Apr 1, 2024
Updated: Apr 2, 2024
CWE ID 522


CVE-2024-3165 is a vulnerability that affects dotCMS, specifically the System->Maintenance->Log Files feature in the dotCMS dashboard. This vulnerability exposes the username and password for database connections in the log output. However, it is considered a moderate issue as it requires backend admin access and the databases are expected to be locked down by environment. The vulnerability falls under OWASP Top 10 categories A05 (Insecure Design), A05 (Security Misconfiguration), and A09 (Security Logging and Monitoring Failure). The base severity of this vulnerability is rated as medium, with a base score of 4.5. The confidentiality impact is high, but integrity impact is none and availability impact is none. It requires high privileges to exploit and user interaction is required. Remediating this vulnerability involves securing backend admin access and ensuring proper configuration of database connection logging to prevent sensitive information exposure.

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