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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


VMware vFabric tc Server (aka SpringSource tc Server) 2.0.x before 2.0.6.RELEASE and 2.1.x before 2.1.2.RELEASE accepts obfuscated passwords during JMX authentication, which makes it easier for context-dependent attackers to obtain access by leveraging an ability to read stored passwords.

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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