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Improper Access Control


Severity Medium
Score 6.7/10


EMC RSA SecurID Web Agent before 8.0 allows physically proximate attackers to bypass the privacy-screen protection mechanism by leveraging an unattended workstation and running DOM Inspector.

  • HIGH
  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • NONE

CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Listed 5th in the 'OWASP Top Ten', improper (or broken) access control attacks are a fundamental type of vulnerability. This includes a broad range of design flaws that enable users to act outside of their intended permissions. They can use these privileges to gain access to restricted files and functionality such as accessing restricted information, falsifying records, destroying data, or executing commands.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published