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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 6.4/10


Uebimiau Webmail 2.7.10 and 2.7.2 does not protect authentication state variables from being set through HTTP requests, which allows remote attackers to bypass authentication via a sess[auth]=1 parameter settting. NOTE: this can be leveraged to conduct directory traversal attacks without authentication by using CVE-2008-0140.

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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.


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