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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Axway Secure Messenger before 6.5 Updated Release 7, as used in Axway Email Firewall, provides different responses to authentication requests depending on whether the user exists, which allows remote attackers to enumerate users via a series of requests.

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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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