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Empty password in configuration file

ID: cs/empty-password-in-configuration
Kind: problem
Security severity: 7.8
Severity: warning
Precision: medium
   - security
   - external/cwe/cwe-258
   - external/cwe/cwe-862
Query suites:
   - csharp-security-extended.qls
   - csharp-security-and-quality.qls

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The use of an empty string as a password in a configuration file is not secure.


Choose a proper password and encrypt it if you need to store it in the configuration file.


  • Common Weakness Enumeration: CWE-258.

  • Common Weakness Enumeration: CWE-862.

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