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Improper Authentication

CVE-2012-3439

Severity High
Score 9.8/10

Summary

** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: CVE-2012-5885, CVE-2012-5886, CVE-2012-5887. Reason: This candidate is a duplicate of CVE-2012-5885, CVE-2012-5886, and CVE-2012-5887. Notes: All CVE users should reference one or more of CVE-2012-5885, CVE-2012-5886, and CVE-2012-5887 instead of this candidate. All references and descriptions in this candidate have been removed to prevent accidental usage.

  • LOW
  • NETWORK
  • HIGH
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • HIGH

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