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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


The authentication-proxy implementation on Cisco Adaptive Security Appliances (ASA) devices with software 7.x before 7.2(5.10), 8.0 before 8.0(5.31), 8.1 and 8.2 before 8.2(5.38), 8.3 before 8.3(2.37), 8.4 before 8.4(5.3), 8.5 and 8.6 before 8.6(1.10), 8.7 before 8.7(1.4), 9.0 before 9.0(1.1), and 9.1 before 9.1(1.2) allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (device reload) via a crafted URL, aka Bug ID CSCud16590.

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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