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Improper Authentication

CVE-2007-3184

Severity High
Score 7.2/10

Summary

Cisco Trust Agent (CTA) before 2.1.104.0, when running on MacOS X, allows attackers with physical access to bypass authentication and modify System Preferences, including passwords, by invoking the Apple Menu when the Access Control Server (ACS) produces a user notification message after posture validation.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE
  • COMPLETE

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.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published