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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 4/10


filter.d/wuftpd.conf in Fail2ban 0.8.3 uses an incorrect regular expression that allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (forced authentication failures) via a crafted reverse-resolved DNS name (rhost) entry that contains a substring that is interpreted as an IP address, a different vulnerability than CVE-2007-4321.

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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

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