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Improper Authentication


Severity High
Score 7.5/10


HP TippingPoint Security Management System (SMS) and TippingPoint Virtual Security Management System (vSMS) before 4.1 patch 3 and 4.2 before patch 1 do not require authentication for JBoss RMI requests, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by (1) uploading this code within an archive or (2) instantiating a class.

  • 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