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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 7.1/10


Race condition in the Firewall Authentication Proxy feature in Cisco IOS 12.0 through 12.4 allows remote attackers to bypass authentication, or bypass the consent web page, via a crafted request, aka Bug ID CSCsy15227.

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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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