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Improper Authentication

CVE-2008-1268

Severity High
Score 10/10

Summary

The FTP server on the Linksys WRT54G 7 router with 7.00.1 firmware does not verify authentication credentials, which allows remote attackers to establish an FTP session by sending an arbitrary username and password.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • 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