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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 4/10


eZ publish 3.4.4 through 3.7 before 20050722 applies certain permissions on the node level, which allows remote authenticated users to bypass the original permissions on embedded objects in XML fields and read these objects.

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CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Improper (or broken) authentication attacks are widespread, and have accounted for many of the worst data breaches in recent years. Improper authentication attacks are a class of vulnerabilities where an attacker impersonates a legitimate user by exploiting weaknesses in either session management or credential management to gain access to the user’s account. This can result in disclosure of sensitive information, and can lead to system compromise, theft, identity theft, and fraud.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published