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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


The internal message protocol for Walrus in Eucalyptus 3.2.0 and earlier does not require signatures for unspecified request headers, which allows attackers to (1) delete or (2) upload snapshots.

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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