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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 5/10


Cisco Unified Communications Manager (UCM) does not require authentication for reading WAR files, which allows remote attackers to obtain sensitive information via unspecified access to a "file storage location," aka Bug ID CSCum05337.

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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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