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CircleCI Urges Users to Rotate Secrets Following Security Incident

Updated on 2023-01-04: CircleCI Urges Users to Rotate Secrets Following Security Incident

DevOps platform CircleCI is investigating a security incident. The company is urging its users to rotate all secrets that are stored in CircleCI, and to review internal logs to check for unauthorized access between December 21, 2022 and January 4, 2023. CircleCI has also invalidated Project API tokens as a precaution; users will need to replace those as well.

Note

  • This is probably the most severe breach out of the recent set of breaches. Continuous integration tools must have access to credentials to do their job and need to store them in an accessible format. Your best bet is to limit the capabilities of these credentials, and to regularly rotate them. Rotate them not because they are leaked, but to make sure you are able to rotate them in case they are leaked. And remember the first rule of cloud security: All data in the cloud will eventually leak. Be ready for when it happens.
  • When you get to the end of the list of “What you should continue to do now” on the CircleCI alert, continue down to the “Additional security recommendations” to raise the bar even higher for your build (CI) process.

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Overview

Software development service CircleCI disclosed a security incident and advised users to rotate their secrets stored in the platform. It has also urged users to audit internal logs between December 21, 2022, and January 04. Read more: CircleCI security alert: Rotate any secrets stored in CircleCI

CircleCI disclosed a security incident and advised users to rotate their secrets stored in the platform.

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