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Improper Authentication

CVE-2008-5558

Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10

Summary

Asterisk Open Source 1.2.26 through 1.2.30.3 and Business Edition B.2.3.5 through B.2.5.5, when realtime IAX2 users are enabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via authentication attempts involving (1) an unknown user or (2) a user using hostname matching.

  • MEDIUM
  • NETWORK
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • PARTIAL

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