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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


The ios-authproxy implementation in Cisco IOS before 15.1(1)SY3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (webauth and HTTP service outage) via vectors that trigger incorrectly terminated HTTP sessions, aka Bug ID CSCtz99447.

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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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