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Improper Access Control


Severity Low
Score 3.1/10


IBM InfoSphere Information Server 8.5 through FP3, 8.7 through FP2, 9.1 through, 11.3 through, and 11.5 allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended access restrictions via a modified cookie.

  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • NONE
  • LOW
  • LOW
  • 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