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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Server Admin in Apple Mac OS X Server before 10.6.3 does not properly enforce authentication for directory binding, which allows remote attackers to obtain potentially sensitive information from Open Directory via unspecified LDAP requests.

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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