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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 7.8/10


Cisco Video Surveillance Manager (VSM) before 7.0.0 does not require authentication for access to VSMC monitoring pages, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive configuration, archive, and log information via unspecified vectors, related to the Cisco_VSBWT (aka Broadware sample code) package, aka Bug ID CSCsv40169.

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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