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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


spacewalk-backend in Red Hat Network Satellite 5.4 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 does not properly authorize or authenticate uploads to the NULL organization when mod_wsgi is used, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (/var partition disk consumption and failed updates) via a large number of package uploads.

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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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