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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 6.4/10


AJ Square Free Polling Script (AJPoll) allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and create new polls via a direct request to admin/include/newpoll.php, a different vector than CVE-2008-7045. NOTE: the provenance of this information is unknown; the details are obtained solely from third party information.

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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