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Improper Restriction of Excessive Authentication Attempts


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Telecommunication Software SAMwin Contact Center Suite 5.1. This vulnerability affects the function passwordScramble in the library SAMwinLIBVB.dll of the component Password Handler. Incorrect implementation of a hashing function leads to predictable authentication possibilities. Upgrading to version 6.2 is able to address this issue. It is recommended to upgrade the affected component.

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CWE-307 - Improper Restriction of Excessive Authentication Attempts

The software does not implement sufficient measures to prevent multiple failed authentication attempts within in a short time frame, making it more susceptible to brute force attacks.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published