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Improper Authentication


Severity Low
Score 3.7/10


Symfony prior to 2.3.19, 2.4.x prior to 2.4.9, and 2.5.x prior to 2.5.4 is vulnerable to an Authentication Bypass vulnerability since it does not parse the Authorization header properly, which could be exploited in some server setups

  • HIGH
  • NONE
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  • LOW
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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