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Improper Authentication


Severity Medium
Score 4/10


The Authentication component in TYPO3 before 6.2, when salting for password hashing is disabled, does not require knowledge of the cleartext password if the password hash is known, which allows remote attackers to bypass authentication and gain access to the backend by leveraging knowledge of a password hash.

  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • 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