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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10


Time Machine in Apple Mac OS X before 10.7.4 does not require continued use of SRP-based authentication after this authentication method is first used, which allows remote attackers to read Time Capsule credentials by spoofing the backup volume.

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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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