MinIO < RELEASE.2023-03-20T20-16-18Z Multiple Vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 181873


The MinIO instance installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of MinIO installed on the remote host is prior to RELEASE.2023-03-20T20-16-18Z. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

- When deployed in a cluster/in distributed mode MinIO returns all environment variables, including 'MINIO_SECRET_KEY' and 'MINIO_ROOT_PASSWORD', resulting in information disclosure. (CVE-2023-28432)

- An attacker can use crafted requests to bypass metadata bucket name checking and put an object into any bucket while processing PostPolicyBucket. To carry out this attack, the attacker requires credentials with arn:aws:s3:::* permission, as well as enabled Console API access. (CVE-2023-28434)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to MinIO version RELEASE.2023-03-20T20-16-18Z or later, or apply the workaround mentioned in the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 181873

File Name: minio_2023-03-20.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: windows, macosx, unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 9/26/2023

Updated: 1/13/2024

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-28434


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 8.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:minio:minio

Required KB Items: installed_sw/MinIO

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/21/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/21/2023

CISA Known Exploited Vulnerability Due Dates: 5/12/2023, 10/10/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-28432, CVE-2023-28434