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Improper Access Control


Severity High
Score 9.8/10


The web interface on Advantech/B+B SmartWorx VESP211-EU devices with firmware 1.7.2 and VESP211-232 devices with firmware 1.5.1 and 1.7.2 relies on the client to implement access control, which allows remote attackers to perform administrative actions via modified JavaScript code.

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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

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