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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 10/10


An Authentication Bypass Vulnerability exists in DELL SonicWALL Analyzer 7.0, Global Management System (GMS) 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, and 7.0; Universal Management Appliance (UMA) 5.1, 6.0, and 7.0 and ViewPoint 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, and 6.0 via the skipSessionCheck parameter to the UMA interface (/appliance/), which could let a remote malicious user obtain access to the root account.

  • LOW
  • NONE

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