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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 6.4/10


The Web management interface in Avaya SIP Enablement Services (SES) 3.x and 4.0, as used with Avaya Communication Manager 3.1.x, does not perform authentication for certain functionality, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information and access restricted functionality via (1) the certificate installation utility, (2) unspecified scripts in the objects folder, (3) an "unnecessary default application," (4) unspecified scripts in the states folder, (5) an unspecified "default application" that lists server configuration, and (6) "full system help."

  • LOW
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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